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.
Conservation photography can awe and appal in equal measure. For conservation photographer and naturalist Nayan Khanolkar, the latter emotion was triggered in March 2011, when visuals emerged of a leopard being burnt alive by angry villagers near Corbett Tiger Reserve in north India.
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.