Abhijeet's dog always sticks his head out of the window.
This solitary tree would make for a great horror movie sequence.
The dog's name is Oliver. I always call him Dopey because he's not the sharpest tool in the shed.
The Western Ghats run along India's western coast. They're old-ish mountains, not very tall compared to, say, the Himalayas. The highest peak is only ~2.5k km above sea level.
Some dogs are even feral.
Not that I'm complaining.
The altitude is high enough that sojourns through this terrain entail heavy fog. Even when it's mostly dry, you can only see about 10-15 feet.
A buffalo once charged me after I startled her. Thankfully I had the presence of mind to hold my ground and call her bluff. She stopped about five feet shy of me, snorted, and went on her way.
Shield bugs are really diverse.
This is a harvestman AKA daddy-long-legs. You know, those critters you find in bathrooms and cellars. This one was the largest I've ever seen in my life, say about the size of a tarantula.
He would never forget this. Later, he spake unto his followers as a prophet. "A predator approached me! But the Lord blinded him with a shaft of light!"
A garden lizard. They're lightning fast when startled, shots like this can be difficult to take.
Clearly, many a creature has attempted to eat this one.
Non-venomous and generally not all that aggressive. Mostly arboreal, feeding on lizards and the like.
They get toad.
It doesn't take much to make this dog happy.
The name is a bit of a misnomer, since this is a predatory aquatic insect, not an arachnid. Their "tails" are siphons that allow them to breathe while submerged. They are poor swimmers, but are excellent ambush predators.