The mist in the cloud forest is definitely one of the most prominent attractions for me. I was recently reading a study which shows that in a rainforest such as this, fungi and plants are important contributors to the development of mist and clouds and eventually influencing the rainfall. Apparently, plants and fungi emit potassium salts as aerosol particles which act as condensation seeds for fog and cloud droplets. How and why these fungi and plants emit these nonvolatile inorganic salts is as of yet unknown but I love the connection of how tiny fungi influences rain.
Obviously, these are the things that often don't strike when I am out there in the forest, all I think about is the pleasant monsoon, beautiful species and lovely poems !! Time to get back into the Ghats again !! #westernghats#letsexplore#NationalGeographic#Natgeoexplorer@natgeoyourshot#natgeo@instagram@natgeo@natgeocreative#Natgeocreative#Mountains#photography#Nikon#rainforest@indianwildlifeofficial
Chukar partridge: Is a mountain bird species with native distribution across the middle east and Asia. Around the 1800s it was introduced in parts of Europe and America as a game and now have a stable population there. Chukar literally means a 'domestic hen,' and if you visit the Himalayas, you'll definitely see them near villages, open areas, and fields. (I am finally back from the Himalayas into the civilization and for a change, I am looking forward to it. Last eight months in the mountains of India, Mongolia, and Kyrgyzstan have been extremely rewarding but its time to take to look back at the harddrive with TB's full of images and videos and assemble the stories. Will share a few here from these beautiful mountains soon !!) #India#CentralAsia#letsexplore#NationalGeographic#Natgeoexplorer@natgeoyourshot#natgeo@instagram@natgeo@natgeocreative#Natgeocreative#Mountains#photography#Nikon