Best remembered trips: Ayahuasca in the Amazon rainforest

I return from various trips and plan to write about them, I get caught in routine things or wallow in the vanity or vacuousness of anything I can ever write, those tales find places in the crevices of my mind. Some of them will stay in hiding forever no doubt. As this year end approaches,…

My tower of song: birding and photography

These are, what I believe to be the best images of birds I have taken, IN THE WILD. They are also, concomitantly, a collection of my most favorite birds till date. I have the year the photos were taken in the watermark, as I like to remember the chronology. Other details are in the caption….

Monkey business

These are some of the monkeys I have seen in south and Central America . A little  factoid I learned in Belize was that to record what would pass for  dinosaurs calls in the Jurassic park, the… whoever is responsible for making such recordings, went to Belize to record the howler monkey calls..like the Yucatán  ones…

When I caught their eyes: in situ portraits

Here are some of my old favorite shots of portraits ‘in situ’. A term I only learned today was actually official even in photography. We used to talk about in situ protein immunohistochemistry used to look at proteins as they occur in tissues (or as close as possible). The similarity is: as we try to…

Amazon: the mysterious

  The top photo is that of a chick, that of one of a typical amazonian bird, the Hoatzin. This one is being brought by the villagers.The bottom is that of the sunset, I photographed earlier, perhaps a little later.. perhaps more modified, probably both..

Amazon Voyage: Nature

I gave much thought to the best possible division to my tales about the Amazon expedition and finally decided that it could be divided into nature watch and village visits. Although, that would leave out the part in the boat, which quite enjoyable in itself. But none of these parts are actually separable, we will…

People of the Amazon

        A week ago I returned from the most unforgettable trip of my life. Like I told the expedition leader Dennis in an email, I am not so old that I have seen it all, but I am old enough to know when the best has passed. These are some portraits of…