Rare encounters

Marten up close

Print edition : June 14, 2013

A Nilgiri marten in the Pampadum Shola National Park.

A side view which shows the animal's body proportions.

A picture of aggression.

High up in the trees, at home.

J. Manoharan, the marten man.

A tea estate inside Pampadum Shola.

On full alert, sniffing out possible danger.

Inside Pampadum Shola. The Nilgiri marten is endemic to the Western Ghats.

The Nilgiri marten's pug mark.

An unusual photograph of the Nilgiri marten swirling its bushy tail.

In the national park, where mist caps the mountaintops.

Vattavada village near the national park.

Inside the national park, some of the places where the photographer went looking for the mammal.

Inside the Pampadum Shola park.

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