Pankaj Sekhsaria has spent over 20 years in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in conservation and research work. Stands to reason then that he’s seen facets of this gorgeous archipelago that few have had the privilege of viewing. These 10 photographs, which form a part of a larger exhibition of his images, give a glimpse into the secret life of these islands, from a newly hatched Hawksbill turtle heading for the sea to fiddler crabs playing amongst the mangroves. At the exhibition, Sekhsaria’s photographs are reproduced on silk, giving a greater aesthetic vibe.

A fiddler crab moves through the mangroves, Mayabundar
A boat crosses the open sea for South Sentinel Island
A newly hatched Hawksbill turtle heads for the sea, North Cinque Island
A spectacular sunset scene in the Andamans
Patterns on the sand, left by the waves of an ebbing sea, Tarmugli Island
Setting out on a turtle survey in Wandoor
The breathing roots of a mangrove forest, Mayabundar
A couple of jellyfishes swim in the aquamarine water
Tropical rainforest canopy in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Thick knees on a beach in North Cinque Island

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