The monsoons are here

by amogh on 15/06/2010

The monsoons are back and so are the lush fresh greens, the ticks are gone and the leeches are here.

The frogs start out calling for their mates, Alice night frog (Nyctibatrachus cf. aliciae) waits for its mate

Millions of butterflies start migrating from the wet, cold ghats to the warmer plains and thousands end up getting killed on the road.

A road passing through a forest almosts fragments the forest into two, causing road kills and also fragmenting the habitat. Each day hundreds of animals, thousands of insects and amphibians get killed on the road all over India. You can read up further on the study done on insect roadkills here and amphibian roadkills here

There are 8 comments in this article:

  1. 15/06/2010manjunath.G says:

    lovely pics amog !….I and pavitra have worked in the ndtv bangalore office..




    amogh Reply:

    Thanks Manjunath, had heard about you. Good to hear from you.


  2. 15/06/2010Rajiv Sarkar says:

    Love the interplay between the greens and blues… :)


  3. 16/06/2010Thaths says:

    What is the EXIF data on photo of the bird?

    Also, have you bought an 80-200 lens yet? Great quality at an affordable price.


    amogh Reply:

    EXIF is not suppressed, Shot at 1/500 sec f/5.6 ISO 400. Ya I did pick up a 70-200 f/2.8 VR long back, its still the work horse. How’s your gear doing? Anything new?


  4. 16/06/2010Vinit says:

    Love the pics. Share the rest too!


  5. 18/06/2010susha says:

    whats up yo… am missing monsoons :-(.. awesome pics though


  6. 18/06/2010window siller says:

    beautiful pics amogh and thoughtful ones as well,
    cheers :-) :-)


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