Gentle Giants

Malabar Giant Squirrel

I came across this Malabar giant squirrel (Ratufa indica) at Kudremukh National Park. Giant squirrels have always fascinated me. Unlike their constantly chattering, city slicking cousins, the palm squirrels, these gentle giants are elusive tree canopy dwellers, easily distinguished by their large size and a two to three toned, conspicuous color scheme. The head and … Read more

Canon EOS 5D Mark III review

It is Friday the 13th, and the world is abuzz with a rumor of 5D Mark III recall. I know for sure that this rumor is a April fool joke done little late. So leaving all fears aside, let us review the brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark III. When original EOS 5D was launched … Read more

Bonnet Macaque

During last summer I had been to Kudremukh national park. Whole park was quite dry. Did not get any great photo opportunity. Returning back in the evening I knew that a family of bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata) near Kadambi water falls. I have been seeing these macaques for quite a few years. They have turned … Read more

Mysore Zoo Part 1

After Kokkrebellur trip we went back to Mysore. We had our breakfast at nearby McDonald’s outlet on the Bangalore Mysore Highway. It was a contrast from earthly Kokkrebellur to McDonald’s outlet. I did not find anything tasty or interesting other than nice Rio movie memorabilia toys which my daughter liked very much. Research from the … Read more

Indian Three-Striped Palm Squirrel

Indian Palm Squirrel

Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) or Three-Striped Palm Squirrel is a urban dwelling rodent which co-habits with us in South India. Its cousin, the Five-striped Palm Squirrel (Funambulus pennanti) is common in North India. Both these are associated with man and cities, while other related species of striped squirrels like the Malabar Giant Squirrel, Grizzled … Read more

Indian Palm Squirrel

Indian Palm Squirrel

The Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) also known as Three-Striped Palm Squirrel, is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found abundantly in Indian subcontinent. More recently, the it was accidentally introduced into Western Australia where it has become a minor pest that is actively eradicated due to its lack of natural … Read more