Renowned naturalists Surya Ramachandran and David Raju have released their new book Photographic Field Guide: Wildlife of South India. This is the first-of-its-kind comprehensive field guide covering all the mammals, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians of the six states (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) of South India.
This is a must-have for wilderness enthusiasts as it is a true ambassador to the biodiversity of South India in its own right. It is sure to transform wilderness walks and safaris and even the way people perceive urban wilderness, starting from one’s own balconies and gardens. The book covers 1920 species belonging to the six taxa using 1850 photographs contributed by around 280 photographers from India and beyond. The book is supported by WWF India and the Muthiah Research Foundation.