Annular Solar Eclipse 2019

Annular Solar Eclipse

On Thursday, 26th December 2019, almost the whole of south India witnessed Annular Solar Eclipse. I was fortunate enough to be close to the path of the Annular Solar Eclipse. Even though my home town was just outside the path, I went to Mangalore which was just an hour’s drive to capture this spectacle. This … Read more Annular Solar Eclipse 2019

How to Photograph Dec 26th Annular Solar Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse

On Thursday, 26th December 2019, nature will have its way to greet us with a spectacular celestial event which can be experienced by people living across Southern India. This dramatic interaction of Sun & the Moon, the Annular Solar Eclipse can also be experienced from Saudi Arabia & its neighbouring countries to Indonesia & Malaysia. … Read more How to Photograph Dec 26th Annular Solar Eclipse

Kambala Time Table 2019-20

Miyar Kambala 2015

Here is the Timetable of Kambala Races which are going held in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi & Kasargod Districts during the year 2019-20. These are the dates announced by District Kambala Committee. Please note dates are subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. All Kambalas start at around 8-9AM but real part of the race is … Read more Kambala Time Table 2019-20

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Last year during rainy season I found this caterpillar of Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Orvasca species, Nygmiini, Lymantriinae, Erebidae). I captured it using Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds DSLR Camera with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens fitted with Olympus STF-8 Twin Flash. The Lymantriinae (formerly called the Lymantriidae) are … Read more Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Eight-Legged Cats and How They See

Carrhotus Spider

The common name for salticids is jumping spiders and many are indeed phenomenal leapers. However, jumping alone is not what distinguishes salticids from other spiders. What makes salticids special is their unique, complex eyes and acute eyesight, not leaping prowess. Salticids have large anterior medial eyes that give them an almost catlike appearance. No other … Read more Eight-Legged Cats and How They See

Ant-Like Crab Spider – Amyciaea forticeps

Ant-Like Crab Spider - Amyciaea forticeps

In nature size matters. But the brain can outwit brawn. All spiders are efficient, but small predators. Spiders have evolved a range of predatory behaviours that allow them to evade and deceive several of their prey. This crab spider outwits ants by mimicking them and living amongst them so that it can feed on them. … Read more Ant-Like Crab Spider – Amyciaea forticeps

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