Indian chameleons are basically loners. males are very territorial, or protective of their living areas. most of the time females don't want males to even come near them. in the mating season, males try to attract females by bobbing their heads, inflating their throats, puffing up their bodies, and displaying their brightest colors. a female may accept or reject the courting male. if she rejects him, she might run away or she might face the male and hiss at him with an open mouth. she might even attack and bite him. these bites can kill. but during the rare moments when the female is willing to be touched, the male approaches for mating during the mating season july to september. i was very lucky to capture few rare moments during my behavioral study project about very interesting and mysterious facts about indian chameleon.
Dadri the lost land - the memories - a juvenile imperial eagle wards off few steppe eagles looking to perch at the same spot. this perch was a fav with a steppe , imperial and a tawny eagles. such was the probability of sighting that you could blurt out any of the three names and chances of it being there was almost 100% , sadly it lasted only 3 seasons.
when i first found out eagles , owls & other raptors roosting around the yamuna bund we were delighted, this place became a regular feature in mine and @choudhari_nature weekends outing. least said the better last i visited it was only concrete all around without sign of any raptor.