Lower ghat road of the Palni 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 Vattakanal Conservation Trust.
Mid-elevation (@1,200 meters) evergreen forest on the southern slopes of the Palni Hills.
Mountain lizard in the upper Palni Hills (scientific name to be posted shortly)
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.