Fine balance – ant and bottlebrush


Taken on the last morning in Malshej when I woke up earlier than usual and decided to go out . This ant on a bottle brush left me in awe. Almost like a dance , balancing on those feelers and towards the end I thought it was attempting yoga !


Malshej Ghat

Spent three quiet days away from the city . A mountain pass in the Western ghats , Malshej is nestled in the rugged Sahyadri ,130 km away from Mumbai. Known for its waterfalls  and mist , there’s more to the ghats . A few pictures from my early morning walks .







Emerald lake , Ooty

The closest I might ever get to the Emerald city in the Wizard of OZ – the emerald lake , Ooty !

In the silent valley surrounded by tea gardens , emerald lake is another pristine place in the Nilgiris. It is an extension  of the Avalanche lake , I was told .




This is as close as we could get. The access to the lake had been shut for a few days owing to some maintenance work near the dam.