A Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) perches on a tree at a reservoir in Bangalore, Karnataka, watched over by apartment buildings. Despite there being no rivers in the city, lakes are plentiful in what is now supposed to be known as Bengaluru. Most were constructed through dams in the sixteenth century, but now are homes for a multitude of flora and fauna – including the above bird. Modernization, however, is taking its toll, with only 17 healthy lakes remaining out of the 51 recorded in 1985.
Published by GlasswingButterfly
I'm a young teen explorer of a world full of wonders. I tend to be distracted by birds in the middle of a conversation and may or may not narrate butterfly life histories at random intervals. Through my camera and my writing, I aim to bring the wonder I feel when I see a new species or admire a vast vista to a new audience, and avoid driving away my few remaining friends.