Mr. Shaikat Chakraborty has travelled to Sundarban with GoingWild and has had multiple excellent sightings of various wildlife. His hometown is the grand city of Hyderabad. A wildlife filmmaker and conservationist, his images tell a story more often than not. Rare moments like this are seldom captured so beautifully as Mr. Chakraborty has done here. This image was made by him during our Sundarban tour in October-November 2018.See A Larger Image
Mr. Shubhankar Dey is a well known wildlife photographer. He hails from Kolkata and has made amazing images of the various wildlife over a considerable period of time. He has started travelling with GoingWild from the Sundarban Tour of September 2018 and had multiple fantastic sightings of tigers along with other wildlife as well during the tour. This image was taken by him during our Sundarban tour in September 2018.See A Larger Image
Mr. Swarnava Nandi is an avid birder and wildlifer with his photographic interests ranging from insects to elephants, thus he loves them all. Currently pursuing a degree in Fashion Communication in NIFT Kolkata, Swarnava always tries to keep time to nurture his love for nature and wildlife. He has travelled many destinations in search of magnificent frames of nature and wildlife. This image was taken by him during our Sundarban tour of July 2018.See A Larger Image
Mr. Mandar Godbole, a mechanical engineer by education, works as Director-Software Development in a MNC in Bangalore. He got attracted to wildlife photography, which is now his passion, on a family trip to Kenya. His first love is birds. He has been travelling across India and the world in search of perfect shots. Apart from photography, he writes photo-blogs based on his experiences in the wild and translated 3 nature and wildlife books from English to Marathi. His images have featured in International Magazines. This image was taken by him during our Pangolkha Tour in May 2018.See A Larger Image
Ms. Suchitra Ambudipudi is a young nature photographer and only 16 years old. She was introduced to birdwatching and photography at the age of 6 by her parents, and she has been pursuing it passionatelly ever since. She had the incredible opportunity of being mentored by Gangadharan Menon, who featured her photographs in his article for TheBetterIndia. Conservation is at the forefront of her beliefs and photography is a medium towards the same. This image was taken by her during our Sundarban Tour in August 2017.See A Larger Image
Dr. Anand Subramanian is an avid traveller and photographer. One of his major interests is wildlife photography. When he is in USA he tries to find time to visit places where he can photograph various animals and birds. When he travels to India he spends most of his time visiting wildlife parks here. This image was taken by him during our Sundarban Tour in January 2018.See A Larger Image
A loveless life is futile and what could be more satisfying than loving and being loved by nature? Well, this is for you to decide but he always knew that he belonged with nature. At a very tender age he clearly realised that he is increasingly attracted to nature. The constant longing to get away from the city humdrum guided managing partner, Dibyendu to take up birding and wildlife photography as his profession, working in an IT company could never satisfy the hunger of his soul and mind. A very young Dibyendu took interest in animal skull craft for it used to be his favourite pastime, he read his mother’s zoology books which made his interest in animals grow stronger . His love for wildlife groomed him to grow up into a wildlife enthusiast, he is now an avid traveler and has been to many important birding areas in the Himalayas, honing his skills as a naturalist, birder and a wildlife photographer.
With a huge bird list (which is ever increasing) till date he is currently one of the eminent bird watchers in India. Many of his works have been published in domestic and international publishings, books and newspapers.
Breathing life into the frozen moments of nature is what Soumyajit has been doing through his lenses for the last two decades. Trained as an architect, framing comes to him automatically and composition is his high plus point. Given his early schooling in art & painting, the basic concepts of composition and light always titillated his young brain. Being a self taught he strongly believes in the inherent sense of beauty which at all times, is the best guide than the bookish rules of photography. And he got ample opportunities to cross check his concepts with visiting stalwarts of this field. He valued the criticism of professionals as well as laymen and shaped his creativity accordingly. His photographs strike the very chord in the hearts of his audience urging them to react to the strong messages of nature conservation.
Soumyajit had been long drawn by the mystic world of animals and their natural habitat, the jungle. Coupled with this love for nature and unending patience he makes the right individual to practice wildlife photography. The photographs clicked by him play an integral part in altering the monstrosity of the creatures and highlighting their vulnerability.
Soumyajit is currently whetting his tiger tracking skills especially in the Indian Sunderban, exploring the enigmatic mangroves in a whole new light and bringing the wildlife lovers one step closer to the exotic species of Indian Sunderban not only this but also he shares his knowledge with the clients to ensure that they understand better and the awareness is propagated properly. Having said this, it is needless to mention that not only the tigers of Sunderban, Soumyajit’s erudition about other species of the land of Sundari trees is no doubt remarkable for he has acquired such extensive understanding by spending substantial amount of time in the mysterious mangroves, thus playing a key role in rebuilding the forests and providing protection to its inhabitants.
“Love looks not with the eyes, But with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
His love for tigers is unfathomable. The books of Sir Jim Corbett and of course the wanderlust always made him yearn to be at one with nature, the very thought of observing and photographing the majestic Bengal tigers “filled up his senses like a storm in the desert”, the burning eyes of the majestic beast have lured him to leave his job as an IT professional and made him delve deep into the tangled heart of the forests and breath in the redolence of the jungles. Managing partner, Tamanud Mitra developed a strong understanding of nature and its components, first from the books of Sir Jim Corbett and then by absorbing the jungle lore in the Indian jungles over a considerable period of time, his perseverance and strong determination to walk on the path of his long cherished dream have led him into being an excellent, self-taught tiger tracker and a good enough photographer.