PHOTO STORY - DISCOVERING THE MALABAR FROGS IN AMBOLI

Avinash Sawant, a wildlife photographer makes his way to the hill station to capture some amazing stills of these rare species in their natural habitats. 

Amboli is a hill station in south Maharashtra, India. At an altitude of 690 m (2,260 ft), it is the last hill station before the coastal highlands of Goa and a relatively unexplored one. It is known as Cherrapunji of Maharashtra because it receives the highest rainfall in the entire state.   Avinash Sawant, a wildlife photographer makes his way to the hill station to capture some amazing stills of these rare species in their natural habitats. 


"Below images are captured during my recent visit to this place. This place comes alive during the monsoon which is also the best season for macro, insect and reptile photography. Photographing these in their natural habitat requires skills, patience and knowledge. One has to trek at night to get the glimpse of these reptiles, which makes photographing these more difficult."   Data taken: August, 2017
Place: Amboli, Maharashtra
Species: Malabar gliding frog, Malabar pit viper, Green wine snake

Playful Malabar Gliding Frog

Malabar Pit Viper. This snake waits for its prey to come close to it. They sense the heat by their tongue and pounce on it. This way it conserve its energy.

 

Green Wine Snake 

Eggs of Bull Frog

Mating of Malabar Gliding Frog

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