A Team that sweats it out in the field for more than 200 days in an year in various wildlife locations across India, Nature Wanderers believes that nothing can replace hard work and dedication on the field and this is one aspect that is deeply ingrained in all our photography guides.
Presenting the Nature Wanderers team of committed nature photographers who over the years have joined hands to celebrate the spirit of photography and nature and to give you an honest and focused guidance on the field.
Shivang Mehta Co-Founder, Nature Wanderers Canon India Brand Ambassador
He may have been a keen journalist at one time, and even an excellent communications professional consulting some of the biggest global and Indian brands, but Shivang’s heart always belonged to one thing – nature & wildlife. And it wasn’t long before he decided to make his passion for nature his profession! He discovered his love for photography amidst nature, in the forests of Corbett where he worked and trained in a small campsite in the park outskirts in 2004. Soon after, he left the cozy comforts of the corporate offices to work in the thick of the wildlife as Nature Wanderers was formed in 2007.
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Kahini Ghosh Mehta Co-Founder, Nature Wanderers
Follow your heart and success will surely follow too! This has been Kahini’s mantra and the reason behind the steadily growing popularity of Nature Wanderers among photography and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
Featured in Femina as one of the women of the year with offbeat professions (2008) for her work around Corbett National Park, Kahini went on to found Nature Wanderers with the aim of sharing her love for all things wild through photography. Apart from being the brain behind planning all the wonderful photography tours, events and workshops organized by Nature Wanderers, Kahini with her amazing wildlife sense is always a valuable safari companion for photographers and nature lovers.
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Jassi Oberai (co founder of light chasers and brand ambassador of canon)
There are those who walk a different path, those who see the world with eyes that create glorious images, those that explore and learn each step of the way.
One such talented professional is Jassi Oberai who has taken the art of photography to sophisticated levels through his constant quest for images that stay long after they have been shot. He has journeyed with his camera across the country and beyond always looking for the magical light that shines on nature, on everyday life of the human spectrum and capturing them. From capturing brilliant landscapes, shooting portraiture and various other genres Jassi does it all effortlessly with his great use of colors in everything that he shoots.
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Ramakrishnan is an Operations Management professional with over a decade & half years in Corporate. He is also a Nature & Wildlife Photographer from Bangalore, India. Wildlife has always been his passion since childhood. He believes, photography is a powerful tool that evokes a sense of awareness, joy and compassion at the same time, and loves to present the nuances of his images in the form of storytelling.
Ramakrishnan is one of the active members in the field of conservation. His work has been featured in Internationally 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.
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India's ace wildlife filmmaker, Mike Pandey needs no introduction. His strides in Tiger conservation work in India are world-renowned. He is the winner of 3 Green Oscars and one of the strongest custodians of Indian wildlife and has been associated with Canon Wild Clicks for the past 2 seasons. In addition to being a part of the honorable jury, Mike has also been instrumental in designing fresh formats from time to time to Nature Wanderers signature contest, Canon Wild Clicks. Mike's presence at the venue of the contest and his amazing wildlife experiences is a big boost for the participants!
To know more about Mike and his innumerable feats,Please Visit www.mikepandey.org
With more than 50 national and international awards, Jagdeep Rajput is an Indian maestro who needs no introduction. The only Indian to have won the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year twice and an 8 times winner at Nature’s Best, Jagdeep’s list of accomplishments goes on and on. He has played a major role in bringing Indian wildlife photography to the global map by being featured in multiple global publications and journals. Nature Wanderers is blessed to have this living legend of Indian wildlife as a key advisor and a photo mentor. The Jagdeep Rajput Masterclass series conducted by Nature Wanderers is a one-of-its-kind photography tour where you get to spend exclusive days with Jagdeep Rajput and learn from his 25 years of photographic experience.
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Ganesh H. Shankar
One of India's most creative natural history photographers, Ganesh H. Shankar is an inspiration for all photography enthusiasts. He has been honing his craft for the past 15 years. Ganesh is an artist at work, attempting to capture the various moods of nature in all her elements, mostly using monotones and creative expressions. He loves to explore the mysteries of light, and the mysticism of colors, forms, and shapes. Ganesh's works have featured in numerous national and international publications.
Ganesh has been the honorary judge for Canon Wild Clicks - India's Only Live Photography Contest (an annual contest organized by Nature Wanderers)
From the deep waters of the ocean, to the muddy swamps of the mangroves... from the dusty lands of dry and deciduous forests of north India to the chilling high altitude terrains of India, Gautam has filmed wildlife and nature in its most extreme form. With thorough knowledge of various aspects of wildlife film making and photography, Gautam has been guiding the NW team on various aspects of a workshop.
Mahseer Conservancy President and founder Sumantha Ghosh was shortlisted as a nominee for the Green Hero Award by NDTV for his conservation efforts in Uttarakhand. He started his career at Tiger Tops in the Corbett Area and has since been here for nearly 15 years, in that time he has gained a reputation as one of the finest naturalist of the area.
He was part of the Forest Departments ongoing project of containing the Lantana Weed that grows so readily here. For 5 years he was one of the leading personnel in both the annual tiger and elephant census’s spending months inside Corbett National Park tracking these beasts on foot.