The Sounds Of Cities

The largest bee in India — Xylocopa latipes, its legs packed with pollen, drinks nectar from the flowers of Calotropis gigantea in the author’s backyard

Ibises fly between urban lakes in Bangalore, India, against a backdrop of post-monsoon pileus clouds, seen from the author’s terrace.

The crunch beneath our feet in the back roads through the country between Punjab and Rajasthan
The pale-billed flowerpecker, India’s smallest bird, woos its mate in Bangalore, on the author’s terrace