shivang mehta

Chasing Horizons: Learnings from Africa

Launched in 2019

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Chasing the Horizons- Learnings from Africa, is Shivang Mehta’s second book, after the best selling ‘A Decade with Tigers.’ This book is a unique compilation of the author’s experiences in Wild Africa – a continent where Shivang has spent a decade photographing and understanding its wildlife and landscapes. With extensive knowledge and understanding of the Indian forests, Shivang’s second book chronicles his time in Africa, drawing an interesting comparison of perspectives by a photographer working in both Indian and African landscapes. Describing his photographic learnings from his on-field hours in Africa, Shivang juxtaposes various natural history moments he has witnessed in the continent with an array of similar images recreated in the Indian forests. As light and creativity are the main driving forces in his photographic journey, Shivang’s images and text in the book explain the paradigm shift in his outlook which he has internalized over the years. With an extensive set of images created over such a vast period of time, the book also brings forth how his observations in Africa have only strengthened the respect and pride that the author has for Indian wildlife.

Leopards & Shepherds of JAWAI

Lanched in 2019

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Co-Authored by Shatrunjay Pratap Singh and written by Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Leopards & Shepherds of Jawai is a story of coexistence between the secretive leopards and the shepherds in a remote area of Rajasthan in India. Using a network of DSLR camera traps and following a family of leopards, the team follows the journey of a mother with her 4 cubs as she raises the litter amidst human habitation with livestock as the only prey to survive on. The book also documents and showcases some unique leopard behavior and depicts the fact that wildlife is closely knit to India's culture in these remote areas.

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A Decade with Tigers

Launched in 2017 - Amazon Bestseller

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Tigers are symbolic of the Indian wilderness and the mesmerizing stripes have long captured the popular imagination. A Decade with Tigers is a photographer’s take on the dramatic rise in the popularity of tigers in the past decade. Powered by social media and an increasing number of photographers interested in documenting the various moods and behaviors of tigers in forests across the country, tigers have been anthropomorphized, with some of them becoming the ‘tiger icons’ of India. A Decade with Tigers is a unique tribute to the tigers who have played a vital role as ‘brand ambassadors’ of Indian wildlife. The volume chronicles legendary tiger mothers and male tigers of the past decade, as well as their tales of survival, complemented by exquisite images by wildlife photographer Shivang Mehta, who has spent thousands of hours on the field. Also showcased is the singular diversity of Indian wildlife through spectacular images of the myriad species that share their home with tigers, photographed in terrains ranging from montane forests to the plains of Central India. The book also delves into the changing landscape of tiger photography in India and contains expert opinions by leading nature photographers on the need for creativity and innovation in the photography and portrayal of India’s magnificent national animal.