Ian Lockwood

MUSINGS, TRIP ACCOUNTS AND IMAGES FROM SOUTH ASIA

Up The Ghat

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Lower ghat road of the Palni Hills on an exquisitely clear pre-monsoon day.

Lower ghat road of the Palani Hills on an exquisitely clear pre-monsoon day.

Endemic Impatiens (jerdoniae, monroenii, violescens and hookeriam) all with restricted ranges in the Southern Western Ghats (with hookeriam also found in Sri Lanka). Photographed with gratitude at the Vatakanal Conservation Trust.

Endemic Impatiens (jerdoniae, monroenii, violescens and hookeriam) all with restricted ranges in the Southern Western Ghats (with hookeriam also found in Sri Lanka). Photographed with gratitude at the Vattakanal Conservation Trust.

Mid-elevation (@1,200 meters) evergreen forest on the southern slopes of the Palni Hills.

Mid-elevation (@1,200 meters) evergreen forest on the southern slopes of the Palani Hills.

Mountain lizard in the upper Palni Hills (scientific name to be posted shortly)

Mountain lizard(Salea horsfieldii) in the upper Palani Hills 

Looking east to a new dawn over the southern escarpment of the Palni Hills. The distinctive hat-shaped Perumal peak (@2,100 meters) is on the extreme left.

Looking east to a new dawn over the southern escarpment of the Palani Hills. The distinctive hat-shaped Perumal peak (@2,100 meters) is on the extreme left.

Written by ianlockwood

2009-08-04 at 6:12 pm

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  1. Outstanding to see the Palani Hill there Ian.

    Suvendrini Christopher-Schuhmann

    2009-08-09 at 12:25 pm


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