I also wonder sometimes at the worth of all our science, technology, art, culture, hope and aspirations, if we are unable to grasp the clear-as-glass, numbing reality…
When I see a frog, beetle, or skink that has found a spot on this planet to call its own I am overcome with gratitude and gobsmacked with wonder.
What a complex, delightful, surprisingly magical world we are blessed to be a part of. How lucky we are to be sharing space with gazillions of flying ornaments, such as this Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus.
Seen at full pelt, this Indian pangolin Manis crassicaudata is as toothless as they come. But it has an enormous sticky tongue, which, believe it or not, is almost as long as its body.
What an exquisite sight. This curious snow leopard cub was photographed by conservation photographer Shivaraman Subramaniam while returning from the Siachen base camp.