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Thar: The Secret Lives of a Harsh Desert

The dry and deceptively empty Thar desert has an incredible story to tell – of spectacular diversity, unusual creatures, and exemplary survival strategies
Film by: Pradeep Hegde
Film by: Pradeep Hegde

The Thar desert is anything but deserted. Look closely, and you will spot gazelles, sandgrouses, foxes, snakes, beetles and if you are lucky, the charismatic, critically endangered great Indian bustard. Watch this video on the Thar desert.

Read more about vast habitat and all that you can see if you are willing to take a closer look. Also, see a photo essay on the small creatures of Thar, and another on raptors from the hot and arid desert.

Pradeep Hegde
Pradeep Hegde

is a conservation filmmaker and a wildlife cameraman with a passion for solution-based storytelling. He also produces films and works in close collaboration with various on-ground conservation teams.

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