Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bright Day, Daisy!

Giant Snail

Giant Snail Indrella ampulla shot at Nadukani checkpost on the Nilambur-Gudallur Highway with a Sony DSC W50. This beautiful terrestrial snail is endemic to the Western Ghats and it is polymorphic, showing various colours ranging from red to creamy white.

Dragons from Mysore

Common Clubtail (Ictinogomphus rapax) and Ruddy Marsh Skimmer (Crocothemis servilia) female at Tipu's Tomb, Srirangapatna, Mysore taken with Sony DSC W 50.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Flowers from Mannavanchola

Mannavan Chola (King of Sholas) is the largest continuous patch of shola forests (patches of stunted evergreen tropical and subtropical moist broad leaf forest found in valleys amid rolling grassland in the higher montane regions of South India) in Kerala, a part of the recently declared Anamudichola National park. It is accessible from Kanthalloor near Marayoor, Idukki district. Harboring a large variety of indigenous flora and fauna, it is also one of the most threatened shola forests in these parts.

Passion Flower!

Flower of the Passion Fruit Vine Photographed at Kanthalloor, Munnar with a Sony DSC W50.