Over the last few years, ‘herping’ or the act of finding and photographing reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitat, has become quite popular among naturalists and wildlife photographers throughout India. It’s not uncommon for photographers to spend multiple days at destinations like Agumbe or Amboli which are renowned for their herp biodiversity. In fact, […]
Yatin Kalki’s interest in herpetology began in Bangalore, India where he grew up rescuing snakes around his neighborhood. Over the last four years, he has assisted with herpetological research in the United States, the Western Ghats of India, the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, and the Galapagos Islands. He has also conducted his own research on the herpetofauna of the Agumbe rainforest and the urban snakes of Bangalore. He recently completed his bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Conservation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and hopes to continue studying the ecology, behavior, and natural history of reptiles and amphibians.