Only caught a brief glimpse of this bird before realizing I'd wandered away and was late. Drat.
One of the most common, visible birds in New Delhi. Evenings brought the pleasant irony of watching them fly among the paper kites flying from every roof.
These geckos hung around the windows of our hotel at night.
Delhi was so hot even the birds were struggling to stay cool.
Zingiberaceae? Completely at a loss for tropical plants.
While searching for Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, a small forested wetland at the north end of Ernakulam, this guy approached me and exhorted me to follow him to "many birds." The birds ended up being giant bats (I may have misheard him), which was just fine by me. Thanks, Basil!
First bird of the day was a good one, though we never got that close.
Definitely one of the highlights of the trip. We asked the guide if we could see them, so at one point we stopped, and he jumped into the woods for 5 mins, found some, and lead us back to them. We literally stood there looking at them for 5 minutes before we were able to see them. Insanely well camouflaged. Many thanks to Sudeesh for being such a great guide.
Scuttled around like a beetle. Never seen a mantis move that fast!
Giant planthopper nymph! Did not have time to stick around and get good shots, but pretty crazy.
Did actually get many semi-acceptable shots of this common bird. I'll take what I can get.
It's sort of impossible to tell from this photo, but I'm pretty sure this was a female Asian Koel
My only snake of the trip. A bunch of guys were checking it out on the side of the road. It was curled up on the burl of a tree, perhaps waiting out the rain storm.
Palms make great backgrounds. Heard coucals hooting almost everywhere.