With a foreword written by herpetologist Romulus Whitaker, the Photographic Field Guide Wildlife of South India is a comprehensive field guide covering the mammals, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians of the six states of south India. Designed by Mugdha Sethi and edited by Faiza Mookerjee, it covers 1,915 species using 1,800 photographs contributed by around 280 photographers.
“As professional wilderness guides and naturalists, we understand the importance of simplifying and presenting complicated information in a beautiful concise manner. That is essentially what this book is all about – a powerful tool for anyone who wishes to explore and better understand the wild corners of the region. It has been three years since we started working on the book and in the end, all we want to do is get back out there and revisit all the wild spaces of South India that inspired us to make this book a reality.” – Surya Ramachandran
“The first connect we make with anything we come across, from people we come across to objects and wild denizens, is the process of naming it. This often leads to the building of curiosity, awareness and eventually conservation in some form. This book is an effort to ensure that the process of initial identification is made easy and plant the seeds of exploration and the need for preservation of our biodiversity.” – David Raju
Excerpted with permission from the Photographic Field Guide Wildlife of South India by Surya Ramachandran and David Raju, published by Notion Press, Price: Rs 1,500. For those within India who wish to buy the book supported by WWF India and Muthaiah Research foundation, visit: www.photofieldguides.com