Learning Zone

Weaver ants on Indian almond leaf

We’ve all have heard of the comfort zone, but did you know there are two other zones? Tom Senninger explained a helpful model of two other zones. According to him, there are three zones. Comfort, Learning & Panic zone. In order to learn we have to explore and venture out into the unknown. We already … Read more Learning Zone

White Footed Ant with Aphids

White Footed Ant with Aphids

The relationship between aphids and ants is symbiotic in that both receive some benefit from the arrangement. Animals and plants in a mutually symbiotic arrangement with ants are called Myrmecophiles. I saw this group of White Footed Ants Technomyrmex albipes, on the plant tending aphids. Here I have used Canon EOS 5DS R coupled with … Read more White Footed Ant with Aphids

Nature – The Designer

Nature - The Designer

We live in a world created by Nature but mutilated by humans. Every day we interact with hundreds of natural objects, the majority of which we take for granted. If you observe carefully, Nature is the best designer as well as beautiful inspirational source, provided you learn from it. In fact, I consider Nature to … Read more Nature – The Designer

Clear-winged Forest Glory

Clear-winged Forest Glory Male

I found this male Clear-winged Forest Glory (Vestalis gracilis) damselfly at Sammilan Shetty Butterfly Park. It was waiting for its snack to arrive on the watermelon which was kept to attract butterflies. Within no time, I saw it picked a fruit fly and then flew over to shade to munch on it. I had taken … Read more Clear-winged Forest Glory

The Arboreal Bicolored Ant

Bi-coloured Arboreal Ant

I found this very active Bi-coloured Arboreal ant, Tetraponera rufonigra in my garden. Since it was moving around quite fast, I had to literally chase it to capture it. I used Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. This was illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. Tetraponera … Read more The Arboreal Bicolored Ant

Bark Mantis (Humbertiella sp.)

Bark Mantis (Humbertiella sp.)

Bark Mantis is a common name given to various species of praying mantis, especially those with cryptic camouflage resembling tree bark. This particular Bark Mantis seems to belong to genus Humbertiella. I used Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. This was illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light … Read more Bark Mantis (Humbertiella sp.)

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