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Mumbai’s Living Beaches

You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know. A photographic tribute to the intertidal marine life of Mumbai. In beautiful contrast to the uniformity of the buildings lining Marine Drive, a mix of sea sponges in several hues and forms grow on the rocks just below this familiar promenade.…

The Northeast

A world of vivid green, exuberant flora and endemic fauna – Northeast India leaves an indelible impression on anyone who is lucky to visit the region. It has been bestowed with a unique eco-climate and bio-geography, thanks to the tectonic dance that saw the birth of the mighty Himalaya 50-60…

Photography As Art

Traditionally, Sanctuary has always insisted that wildlife images be kept true to what the photographer sees through the lens. That is still our hard position where entries for our annual Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards are concerned. Nevertheless, we have always recognised the potential of…

Wild Madhya Pradesh

With unparalleled cultural and natural heritage, Madhya Pradesh lies, literally and figuratively, at the heart of India. An astounding one-third of the state is still forested and harbours within its folds an exciting array of flora and fauna. The landscape of this tiger state is dominated…

The Beauty And Deception Of Orchids

What is it about orchids that evokes such frenzied fascination? Even Charles Darwin could not resist them. Spellbound, Darwin conducted an extensive study on the orchid’s diversity and pollination tactics. As Bittu Sahgal, Editor of Sanctuary, puts it, “Orchids come closer to animals…

Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Camera Trapping Outside Protected Areas

President of the Wildlife Conservation Trust Anish Andheria provides a first-hand account of the remarkable work being done by the organisation to monitor forests outside the protected area network of central India.

It’s A Tiger, It’s A Leopard, It’s A Wonderful World!

Even as life forms exhibit astonishing diversity on the planet, an underlying commonality underscores the art of survival. Sanctuary presents a series of images of varied creatures mirroring their behaviour in the wild. Clearly a common thread weaves through all of nature’s…

Conservation Photography

We were all born wild animals, which is why we respond viscerally to raw nature. Our urbanised existences may have greatly diminished our opportunities to connect with nature on a daily basis, but while that instinctive relationship may have diminished, it is never lost.

Nature, By India’s Northeast

India’s incredible northeastern states are home to some of the most unique wild places and unbelievable variety of wild creatures... a lot of them endangered, even critically so! Take a look at few of Northeast’s wild denizens!

When Jayamma Spotted The Leopard

Jayamma Belliah, 35, is a Jenu Kuruba adivasi from Ananjihundi village in Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka. What follows is her photo essay about life in a forest where both humans and animals have the potential to kill and also be killed, by one another.  Over…

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