In 2015 I flew to Coimbatore, and from there drove four hours and 40 hairpin bends into the hills.
Morning in the Ghats
maybe my heart is full of sky
so maybe the only thing separating loving and living is an oh of amazement – the breathless sound the sky makes when falling the final gradient from dusk to twilight and back again, the way your eyes keep searching for stars only an evenmist away, how your fingertips keep feeling for worlds closeted within atoms,… Continue reading maybe my heart is full of sky
Gaur Among Tea
Tales of Shieldtails
Journal Journeys: Solitude of the Ghats
Portrait of a Gaur
Hawk-Eagle of the Hills
A Legge's Hawk-Eagle looks over the hills of the Western Ghats. Formerly a subspecies of the Mountain Hawk-Eagle, its split allowed birders worldwide to add one more species to their lists.
The Prinia Poses
Oh, Shrikes! (pt. 2)
The long-tailed shrike is known alternatively as the rufous-backed shrike - for reasons that highlight the confused world of bird taxonomy better than anything. The problem is that there's this thing called subspecies - which means that, for example, to take collared kingfishers, you can get two birds that are technically the same species but… Continue reading Oh, Shrikes! (pt. 2)