• Canon Wild Clicks 2018

    June 6-10, 2018 (Satpura National Park)

    India's biggest live photography wildlife show is back!

    It's a test of your shooting mettle, it's a test of your sensitivity towards moments in the wild, it brings out your creativity - Canon Wild Clicks - India's Only Live Wildlife Photography Contest is back with Season 7 in one of India's hidden wild treasures - Satpura National Park!

    Are you a wildlife photography enthusiast? Do you feel you can create great wildlife images? If yes, then we feel it's time to give you the recognition you always deserved!

    ISUZU Presents Season 7 of Wild Clicks - India's Only Live Wildlife Photography Contest - powered by Canon India. The contest aims to give photographers from all walks of life to showcase their skills & mettle in a unique competition that will ensure an equal level play field for all participants.

    With identical shooting conditions, on-field mentoring by India's most prominent nature photographers and live judgment by an eminent jury - here is your chance to showcase your skills and win a brand new Canon 5D Mark IV and a host of other prizes!

    *Please note that the contest is open to all camera users (not only for Canon users)
  • Canon Wild Clicks History
    For the past 7 years, Canon Wild Clicks (CWC) has been celebrating the spirit of wildlife and nature photography in India by churning out the brightest and finest talent through the medium of this unique competition which gives you the opportunity to interact with leading edge photographers on the field and is also an avenue to showcase photographic skills to a mass audience owing to the massive reach CWC has been able to achieve because of its popularity on online and offline media.

    The concept of Canon Wild Clicks kick-started with Nature Wanderers organizing the first edition of the competition in Corbett National Park in 2010. Under the able guidance of wildlife film-maker Mike Pandey, the competition has grown in stature, participation and reputation. Leading names in the photography and wildlife circuit including Gobind Sagar Bharadwaj, Ganesh H Shankar and Jagdeep Rajput have played a critical role in revamping and renovating the format every year keeping the basic essence and aesthetics alive - presence of mind and ability of a photographer to perform under challenging situations.

    Here is a recap of Canon Wild Clicks since 2010:

    • 2010: Canon Wild Clicks Corbett - Season 1 : Winner - Ankit Gulati
    • 2011: Canon Wild Clicks Ranthambhore - Season 2 : Winner - Dipanjan Mitra
    • 2012: Canon Wild Clicks Kanha - Season 3 : Winner - K.R. Deepak
    • 2013: Canon Wild Clicks Pench - Season 4 : Winner - Anuroop Krishnan
    • 2014: Canon Wild Clicks Pench - Season 5 : Winner - Daanish Shastri
    • 2016: Canon Wild Clicks Dudhwa - Season 6: Winner - Pratik Pradhan
  • CWC Hall of Fame
  • Satpura National Park
    Located in the Hoshungabad district of Madhya Pradesh, Satpura is an extensive forest covering a broad array of unique Central Indian flora and fauna. This beautiful reserve is cradled in the Mahadeo Hills of the Satpura Range that is characterized by fascinating deep valleys, narrow gorges, cascading waterfalls and rich vegetation. Home to the iconic big cats like tigers and leopards, Satpura is known for its leopard and sloth bear sightings. Some of the best leopard images from India have been photographed in Satpura in the recent years. The areas around Satpura are teaming with wildlife as well. Smaller cats like Rusty Spotted Cat and Jungle Cats are frequently seen in the surrounding areas.

    Biodiversity of Satpura includes leopard, sambar, chital, Indian muntjac, nilgai, four-horned antelope, Chinkara, wild boar, bear, black buck, fox, porcupine, flying squirrel, mouse deer, Indian giant squirrel, etc. There are a variety of birds. Hornbills and peafowl are common birds found here.The flora consists of mainly sal, teak, tendu, Phyllanthus emblica, mahua, bel, bamboo, and grasses and medicinal plants.

    How to reach

    Nearest rail-head is Piparia 50 kms away.
    Nearest airpot Bhopal is 210 kms away.


  • CWC 7 Mentors

    Shivang Mehta

    Co-Founder of Nature Wanderers and one of India's finest photographers, Shivang has conducted over 400 field wildlife photography tours and workshops and is also a Canon Photo Mentor. Over the years Shivang has married his writing and photography skills to churn out one of its kind travel notes, published across many travel sites and magazines. Shivang has been awarded at prestigious competitions like DJ Memorial Photography Awards, Yes Bank Photography Awards, Nature's Best Awards - to name a few. In October 2017, Shivang made his debut as an author of a book - A Decade with Tigers - which showcases the stories of India's iconic tiger characters.
    View the Shivang Mehta Blog to know more about him www.shivangmehta.com

    Tejas Soni

    Mr. Tejas Soni is a sculpture artist by profession, started clicking around the year 2000. He is one of the finest contemporary nature photographers in India. His work has been showcased in renowned national as well as international publications. He is an inspiration for amateur photographers and recently, a popular photo-sharing website '500px' has named him as one of the top 12 'Awe-Inspiring photographers of the world. He is associated with Canon India as photo mentor. To encourage creativity and share his knowledge to the upcoming generation of photographers, Mr. Soni has found a photography firm 'Karastaan'. In this new venture he teaches techniques of photography, provide on field lessons by arranging photo tours and workshops. In very less time Karastaan has created positive credibility and appreciation for itself in the field of photography.

    Saurabh Desai

    From fine art to natural history, from wildlife to people and culture, Saurabh Desai is one of India's leading nature photographer who has been charming all of us with his wonderful photography for more than a decade. From capturing the beauty beyond general identity of wildlife, Saurabh's work is a visual luxury encompassing Colors, patterns, intensity, Minimalism, Peace, Flow, Green, Monochrome. Saurabh has been widely published and has received multiple recognition in his home state Gujarat and nationally and internationally.
    View his amazing portfolio on www.saurabhdesaiphotography.com

    Ramakrishnan Aiyaswamy

    Ramakrishnan is a Nature & Wildlife Photographer from Bangalore, India. His work has been featured in acclaimed magazines like Sanctuary Asia, Saevus Wildlife and at many conservation columns---websites such as Karnataka tourism websites, blogs and books like the Wildlife Trust of India, WWF India and much more. Few of his accomplishments are Special Mentions in Sanctuary---RBS Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010, finalist at the DJ Memorial Photography Competition 2013, Winner at Nature in Focus 2017, Honorary mention at DJMPC 2017.

    Dharma Chandru

    Dharma Chandru is a Self Taught Photographer with over 20 years of Experience in Photography Industry. He has developed the art of Story telling In different Genres by working with a Multiple Editors in Various publications over a Variety of Projects. His Works have been Published in Numerous Indian and International Publications and has mentored over thousands of Budding Photographers and Professionals. With Primary Interest on Landscape/Sports and Wildlife he has been part of Incredible India Campaign,2 World Cups and Judged very distinguished National Photography Competitions Including 2 Seasons of Canon Photo Marathons, 2 Seasons of Amazon Shutterbug And Closely Associated with Brands including Adobe,Better Photography,Ebay,PayPal,Vanguard,Nisi Filters to name a few. His Online Photography Academy named Light Art Academy helps in Educating amateur photographers through Education,Tutorials,News and Competitions throughout the year.



  • Prizes
    Wild Clicks has always rewarded creativity and out of the box thinking in wildlife photography. Year on year Wild Clicks has always believed in giving proper recognition to the work of our contestants in some or the other way - be it in the form of tangible prizes which are being awarded to the winners or getting the creative work of the contestant published in leading edge publications or in the form of showcase through the medium of exhibitions and photo sales. Here is a sneak preview of the GRAND PRIZE and other prizes for ISUZU presents Canon Wild Clicks 7:



    GRAND PRIZE - Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    Canon 5D Mark IV, 5D series instalment features a brand new, full-frame, high-speed CMOS sensor that is designed for a wide range of uses with the 30.4 Megapixels sensor. It is capable of recording stills as well as full featured 4K video which is rich enough to endure significant editing and post-processing without losing quality.

    With it's new and advances autofocus, durable shutter and new CPU the camera can support a continuous shooting mode speed of 7 frames per second. The new 5D Mark IV autofocusing system is a work of art! It features 2 photo diodes per sensor pixel, each able of phase-difference detection covering over 80% of the plane.




    FIRST RUNNER UP - Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Beyond speed, the EOS 7D Mark II comes with a superb 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, ISO 16,000, and is powered by dual DIGIC 6 image processors to ensure impeccable imaging quality in shooting conditions and lighting situations. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF function provides smooth and accurate focusing when shooting videos, so that subjects will remain in focus even in the most dynamic scenes.
    Product Features :
    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
    • Dual DIGIC 6 image processor & 20.2M APS-C CMOS sensor
    • 65-point all cross-type AF & 10 fps Continuous Shooting




    SECOND RUNNER UP - Canon EOS 80D
    The EOS 80D boasts a viewfinder coverage of approx. 100%. The newly-developed 45-point, all cross-type AF sensor and continuous shooting speed of up to 7.0fps makes it an excellent choice for capturing moving subjects. Movie shooting at a quality of up to Full HD 60p is also supported, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which makes it possible to achieve high speed AF during Live View shooting, has been enhanced to be compatible for use with all EF lenses. Remote shooting and image sharing with smart devices is also made simple as the camera supports Wi-Fi and NFC.
    Product Features :
    • 24 MP APS-C CMOS + DIGIC 6
    • 45-point All Cross-Type AF
    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF


    THEME WINNERS



    WULFpro K9 32 L
    Product Description :
    Wulfpro K9 camera backpack bag is a unique World class bag as it is built by photographers for photographers. After several years of trying different bags which are generally made to cater all fields of photography, we wanted to create a bag that is good also for nature and wildlife photography. Nature and wildlife photography needs a bag that is rugged, safe, waterproof, dust resistant, easy access and comfort. With more than 37 practical features. Water Proof and Extremely Durable - With high quality 450D nylon outer and YKK zippers and buckles.Stitched with high density nylon stich. Detachable rain cover. Organized - Correctly & strategically located spaces for everything you need.
    Special Features :
    • Triple opening options
    • Two side holder and Rain cover
    • Laptop compartment and Bottle holder
    • ID/Visiting card holder
    • Tripod Holder and Large Pockets
    • Dust Resistant water proof material
    • Padded shoulder strap and Cushioned Back
    Dimensions: K9 32 L
    • 56 L x 37 W x 20 H cm. - Exterior
    • 53 L x 34 W x 18 H cm. - Interior
    • 2.94 kg
    • Capacity 32 Liter.
    K9 32 L Capacity :
    This Bag is suitable for carrying upto two 800mm lenses or 1 camera body with upto 500mm Lens, battery pack and provisions for keeping additional lens, Flash and other accessories, 15 inch Laptop, Memory Cards, Cables, Battery, Mobile Charger, Mobile Phone, Wallet and Travel Document.


    HONORARY MENTIONS



    B2 BEAN BAG
    Product Description :
    Wulfpro B2 bean bag the name was conceived as it was the name of a very famous tiger of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and Bean bag first two letters are B so thought it would be a nice gesture for a legend. Bean bags can be customized for name embroidery also
    Product Dimensions : L 10 x W 7 x H 10.5 cm
    Product Features :
    • Waterproof material all around
    • Top is canvas with quick dry coating inside
    • Middle portion for positioning is rubber polythene mix and is waterproof and anti skid
    • Wide top for extra balance, canvas top to provide more friction for stability, handles all around for quick grab
    • YKK zipper, buckles to tie it around


  • CWC Registration

    For participating in ISUZU present Canon Wild Clicks 7, please note the following steps:
    • Visit www.hive.natureinfocus.in and register yourself as a Hive member - Please select Canon Wild Clicks 7 as the category
    • Upload 8-10 images on the HIVE portal
    • Fill up the form below with the details

    Write to us at [email protected].
    Please put your facebook or flickr album link here. In case you don�t have them please send your works as an email to [email protected].
     
    Name: *
    Email: *
    Mobile Number *
    HIVE URL:
         


    Once you register, our team would be reviewing your work and you shall be receiving an email from us in case you are selected to be a part of Wild Clicks 7. You can then proceed with the payment of the registration fee to confirm your slot for the event.
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  • THE JUDGES

    Kalyan Varma

    Kalyan Varma is an award winning wildlife photographer, filmmaker, naturalist and explorer specializing in environment, science and ecology in India. He freelances with many of the world's leading magazines, environmental NGOs and television channels like Nat Geo and BBC.

    He is the co-founder of Nature inFocus, a portal that is a photo-led wildlife exploration into the Indian wilderness, which also runs a premier nature festival in Asia. Sharing his knowledge of photography, wildlife, and people across various platforms including workshops and seminars is an important part of the work that he does.

    Over the last 12 years, he has worked on many landmark blue chip wildlife series for the BBC and National Geographic channel. His work has appeared in many publications worldwide, including National Geographic, Nature, The Guardian, BBC Wildlife, GEO, Smithsonian, Lonely Planet and other magazines.

    Kalyan won the BBC wildlife photographer of the year in 2013 and is also the winner of photographer of the year for Sanctuary magazine, Por el Planeta Mexico and Mans World, Man of the Year.

    Jagdeep Rajput

    30+ international and national awards including a consistent run when it comes to prestigious nature photography trophies like BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature's Best Photography Awards, International Photography Awards USA, DJ Memorial Competition and the list goes on.... His eyes have witnessed some of the rarest natural history moments of wild India.

    Internationally acclaimed natural history photographer, Jagdeep Rajput, has made India proud in the global wildlife photography circuit with his outstanding photographic work in Indian forests over the last 2 decades. Jagdeep would be a part of the eminent jury of CWC for 2018.
    Visit www.jagdeeprajput.com to know more about him.

    Vikramjit Singh Bal

    His deep love for the woods of Kumaon and his childhood dream of making a wildlife film made him choose film making as a career. He started his life as a cameraman doing the traditional corporate and advertising films but the inner desire to get back to wildlife was always there. When Vikram heard his true calling, there was no stopping. He spent months in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve for making his film - Telia Sisters which got him global recognition. This was followed by films where pioneering night vision technology was used in the form of thermal cameras. India's Wandering Lions and Manas : The Return of the Giants were some of the iconic films Vikram worked on and through these he presented some never before seen visuals of Indian wildlife after dark.

    For the past 2 years, Vikram has been living his dream to do the first proper commercial film on Corbett National Park and has spent over 200 days of filming in the region collecting some extraordinary footage of tigers and elephants in this mesmerising forest. His much awaited Corbett film is under production and would be one-of-its-kind.
    Vikram with his astute vision behind the camera would be making a debut as a Wild Clicks judge and would be eyeing the entries from a story telling perspective.

  • Event Itinerary
    Like every year, the Wild Clicks schedules are meticulously designed considering the competition themes so that the contestants get a flavour of various elements of the location and equal opportunities to photograph in the given circumstances. The contest themes for this year are very interesting and the program itinerary has been chalked out to accommodate these themes.

    The Satpura schedule for Wild Clicks 7 would make you think beyond the famed big cats of the park and will trigger your creative juices and train your photographic brain for the next level of wildlife photography. Here is the rough outline of the program:

    June 6
    Early morning pick up (between 7-8am) from Bhopal airport / railway station. Drive to Satpura National Park (3-4 hours).
    Check-in at Reni Pani Jungle Lodge by 12pm.
    Inauguration & announcement of themes
    An evening buffer game drive in the outskirts of Satpura in search of nocturnal wildlife like porcupines, small cats like jungle cats and rusty spotted cat.
    Dinner & networking with mentors

    June 7
    The group would be divided in 2 parts in order to reduce pressure on wildlife and activities undertaken during the event.
    Group 1 would go for an early morning safari in Satpura National Park while Group 2 shall be accompanied by trained naturalists for a nature walk.
    Post lunch, Group 2 would go for an evening safari in Satpura National Park while Group 1 will be going for a nature walk.
    Interactive session with the jury in the evening.
    Dinner & networking with mentors

    June 8
    Group 1 would go for an early morning safari in Satpura National Park while Group 2 shall be accompanied by trained naturalists for a blackbuck safari.
    Post lunch, both the groups would be sent to different trails for a nature walk.
    Evening buffer safari in Satpura outskirts in search of nocturnal wildlife
    Dinner & networking with mentors

    June 9
    Group 2 would go for an early morning safari in Satpura National Park while Group 1 would be going for the blackbuck safari.
    Post lunch, images would need to be submitted at the submission desk.
    Dinner & networking in the event as the jury sits for a comprehensive judgement process in the jury room.

    June 10
    Early morning breakfast post which the all delegates would be assembling for a prize distribution ceremony.
    Check out post the prize distribution ceremony and drop will be arranged at Bhopal airport / railway

    Event Cost - INR 28,000
    Inclusive of:
    - 04 nights of accommodation in the super luxurious Reni Pani Jungle Lodge on triple sharing
    - 02 safaris in Satpura National Park (4 contestants per vehicle)
    - 02 evening buffer game drives (4 contestants per vehicle)
    - 01 blackbuck safari (4 contestants per vehicle)
    - 02 nature walks in the outskirts of Satpura National Park
    - All meals (June 6 - Lunch & Dinner, June 7 - Breakfast, lunch & dinner, June 8 - Breakfast, lunch & dinner, June 9 - Breakfast, lunch and dinner, June 10 - Breakfast)

    Excludes:
    - Tips & Gratuity
    - Any personal expenses
    - Bottled water
    - Anything not included in the inclusions

    Reservation of slot post 100% payment

    Know more about Reni Pani & the unique bio diversity of Satpura


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