Animal Conservation

How Indian Photographers Are Actively Raising Conservation Awareness By Teaching Young People the Art of Wildlife Photography


Wildlife photography requires an understanding of animal behavior outside of photographic skills.

Wildlife photography is generally considered to be one of the most challenging and rewarding genres due to the dynamic nature of the subject. It is based on chance and every brilliant move has a thousand wasted possibilities behind it. These Indian wildlife photographers use their work to talk about wildlife conservation and also offer online advice to budding photographers.

Call of the wild

Jayanth sharma

“My love for nature made me addicted to the camera,” says Jayanth, who was an IT professional before becoming a full-time wildlife photographer. He is best known for fusing elements of natural and fine art and representing them from unique angles. His international experience spans from South East Asia to Brazil, from Canada to East Africa and from Norway to East Russia. He partnered with Amazon India to launch an online photography club, Shutterbug, and recently launched “Toehold Academy”, an app through which he takes online classes.

Call of the wild

Sudhir Shivaram

Originally from Karnataka, he quit his job as an engineer in 1993 to devote himself to photography full time. His work combines competence, passion and concern for the depletion of natural resources. Its tutorials are accessible via its application, Photograph by Sudhir Shivaram. He believes that a thorough understanding and concern for animals is needed to understand the message behind a shot. He is also a founding member of India Nature Watch and a member of Canon’s Professional Photographers Panel.

Call of the wild

Rathika ramasamy

She began photographing wildlife in 2003 while visiting the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan. When she takes masterclasses in animal photography, she emphasizes the three Ps: patience, perseverance and passion. Over the past decade, she has visited and documented some of the world’s rarest bird species, many of which are endangered. His work aims to raise awareness of the country’s abundant natural resources and the importance of protecting them.

Not only does wildlife photography require photography skills, but also field craft skills, as some animals and birds are difficult to approach. Therefore, understanding their behavior is necessary to predict their activities.

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