The ocean currents give Galapagos its balmy climate. Charles Darwin was surprised by the untropical weather in these islands located in the heart of the tropics. Text & photographs by SUDHA MAHALINGAM
The Forest Department in Uttarakhand is involving local communities in a novel conservation initiative for the State’s bird population, which, in terms of sheer variety, is the envy of the rest of India. Text & Photographs by ASHISH KOTHARI
Tracking the elusive snow leopard in the high, inhospitable terrain near Spiti in Himachal Pradesh is a challenging but rewarding experience. TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHS BY RISHI KUMAR SHARMA
A close encounter with the Nilgiri marten, the elusive mammal endemic to the Western Ghats, after a 20-year-long wait. Text by G. SHAHEED and Photographs by N.A. NASEER.