The Indian Palm Squirell, similar but not the same as the squirrels found in Sri Lanka, are equally common around Delhi as they are in Colombo. This particular tree in the grounds of Humanyun's Tomb (also known as the Mini Taj Mahal) seemed tailor made for the squirrels and the characteristic five stripes on their backs.

If not for their quick and jerky movements we probably would've missed them completely as they expertly maintained parallelity with the bark of the tree.

This particular guy was braver than the rest and ventured towards my camera, possibly thinking the lens hood looked like a good place to curl up for the evening.


  • CameraNikon D800
  • Date taken04/03/2015 17:11
  • LensTamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
  • Focal Length200mm
  • Exposure1/800s at f/5.6
  • ISO560