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India’s Wildlife Wonders Through Lenses: Top 10 Award-Winning Wildlife Photographers

by In-house Editor

India’s diverse and captivating wildlife has long been a source of fascination for photographers worldwide. In recent years, a group of exceptionally talented Indian photographers has gained recognition on the global stage, earning prestigious awards and accolades for their outstanding work. In this article, we introduce you to the top 10 award-winning wildlife photographers from India whose extraordinary images celebrate the country’s rich biodiversity.

1.Shaaz Jung 

Professional photographer and videographer Shaaz Jung specializes in taking images and recording wild animals in their natural environments. Companies like Manfrotto, Samsung, and Nikon sponsor him. Shaaz is an expert photographer of large cats, with a focus on leopards. He was appointed Director of Photography for the National Geographic movie “The Real Black Panther”.

2. Varun Aditya

Wildlife photographer Varun Aditya has received multiple awards for his efforts. He is renowned for his beautiful images of wildlife and the natural world. Aditya has delivered seminars on wildlife photography and been highlighted in a number of publications.Aditya has received numerous honors for his efforts, most notably the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year award. Additionally, he has appeared in a number of magazines, such as Lonely Planet, BBC Wildlife, and National Geographic.

3. Dhritiman Mukherjee

One of India’s most well-known and renowned wildlife photographers is Dhritiman Mukherjee. He has spent 280 days a year in the field taking pictures, visiting nearly all of India’s national parks and ecological zones. Prominent publications including BBC, National Geographic, The New York Times, and others have featured his work. In 2020, he was named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. For his contributions to wildlife photography, he has won multiple other accolades.

4. Sandesh Kadur

Sandesh illustrates the necessity of biodiversity conservation and protection through his photos and films. His images of wildlife have appeared in many books and journals, and his films on subjects from leopards to king cobras have been shown globally on networks including National Geographic, BBC, and Discovery. Among the many honors he has won are the C.I.W.E.M., Environmental Photographer of the Year, and numerous others.

5. Jayanth Sharma

One of India’s most well-known wildlife photographers, Jayant Sharma, began his career as a wildlife photographer in 2007. He has been fascinated by wildlife all of his life. Since then, he has travelled far and wide throughout India and other areas of the globe, taking breathtaking pictures of uncommon and endangered species living in their native environments.

6. Kalyan Varma

With a focus on environmental science and ecology, Kalyan Varma is a multi-talented person who excels in the fields of naturalism, exploration, wildlife photography, and cinematography. He collaborates successfully as a freelancer with well-known magazines and television networks. Furthermore, he has established the online community “India Nature Watch”. Recognizing his exceptional work, Kalyan Varma has been honored with prestigious accolades, including the National Film Award for his film “Wild Karnataka” and the esteemed Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award.

7. Shivang Mehta

In India, Shivang Mehta is a well-known author and wildlife photographer. Over his career, Shivang has arranged fifty workshops on wildlife photography, imparting his knowledge and expertise to budding photographers. He now works as an official trainer for Canon India, assisting people in enhancing their photographic skills. Numerous esteemed photographic honours, including International Photographer of the Year, Sanctuary Asia, NDTV Save our Tigers, DJ Memorial photography honours, Siena International Photo Awards, and many more, have acknowledged his talent.

8. Sudhir Shivaram

Karnataka-born wildlife photographer Sudhir Shivaram is well-known. Since the beginning of his professional career in 1993, he has given his all to the cause of wildlife conservation. Along with Kalyan Varma, he was a founder member of India Nature Watch. He offers his expertise and skills in wildlife photography on his YouTube channel, Sudhir Shivaram Photography. Prestigious awards like Wildlife Photographer of the Year from Sanctuary Asia have been bestowed upon him. In India.

9.Sujoy Monga

Mumbai native Sunjoy Monga became passionate with animals from a very young age. He also founded the “Young Ranger” programme to raise youth understanding of environmental issues.

The book “City Forest – Mumbai’s National Park ” was written by Sunjoy.  In addition, he founded and serves as a trustee of The Buffer Conflict Resolution Trust of India (BCRTI), a nonprofit that resolves disputes in South India’s buffer zones around protected forests. Mumbai’s Nature Guide is one of the books on wildlife and conservation that Sunjoy has written.

10. Tapan Seth

Tapan Sheth a Gujarat based businessman but a hardcore wildlife photographer by heart. He has explored Gir like none other and he has been awarded for the same so many times. His work has been published in NatGeo and BBC and he was the wildlife winner of Nature’s Best Photography Asia 2016.

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