What to Expect at Better Photography’s Wildlife India Forum!

 
Photograph/Jayanth Sharma, Toehold

Photograph/Jayanth Sharma, Toehold

The Better Photography Wildlife India Forum 2017 is presented by TOEHOLD and Panasonic India in association with MagicalKenya and HP India. This exciting forum features five distinguished wildlife photographers who will present their unique perspectives on photographing wildlife with an agenda for conservation.

Date: March 31, 2017
Time: Seating at 09:30am
Venue: Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
Registration Link: http://betterphotography.in/wildlifeindiaforum/

The event is free to attend!

Here’s a little more about the photographers at the event:

Dhritiman Mukherjee

Photograph/Dhritiman Mukherjee

Photograph/Dhritiman Mukherjee

Dhritiman Mukherjee

Dhritiman Mukherjee

As one of the most respected nature photographers in the country, Dhritiman is passionate about photographing endangered and challenging species in India. His work on national parks and bio zones has publised of several magazines and websites including BBC, National Geographic, New york Times, Lonely Planet, WWF, UNESCO, to name a few. Dhritiman is the co-founder of Saevus, India’s leading nature and wildife magazine. He has also been coferred with various awards, the recent one being the Carl Zeiss Conservation Award 2013 for his contribution towards conservation of wildlife in India.

Jayanth Sharma

Photograph/Jayanth Sharma, Toehold

Photograph/Jayanth Sharma, Toehold

Jayanth Sharma

Jayanth Sharma

Jayanth took up serious photography in 2004, and after gradually moving out of his day job to pursue his passion full time, co-founded Toehold in 2010 and especially since then, has been a prolific producer of consistently stunning imagery — the kind that is planned in a studio and executed outdoors. Effortlessly combining natural history and fine-art elements, Jayanth brings back rarely seen perspectives from the little-visited domains and far corners of the natural world.

Nayan Khanolkar

Big Cat in my Backyard!: On 24 September 2016, a wild leopard strolls through Sanjay Gandhi National Park, a protected area in the northern part of Mumbai, India. The leopard is on its nocturnal prowl in the adjacent human settlements, in search of food, which in these areas is typically dogs or pigs. Photograph/Nayan Khanolkar, Second Prize Singles, Nature, World Press Photo Awards 2017

Big Cat in my Backyard!: On 24 September 2016, a wild leopard strolls through Sanjay Gandhi National Park, a protected area in the northern part of Mumbai, India. The leopard is on its nocturnal prowl in the adjacent human settlements, in search of food, which in these areas is typically dogs or pigs. Photograph/Nayan Khanolkar, Second Prize Singles, Nature, World Press Photo Awards 2017

Nayan Khanolkar

Nayan Khanolkar

This year, Nayan Khanolkar won the Second Prize in the World Press Photo Awards 2017 in the Nature category for his image ‘Big Cat in My Backyard’. the image is part of an ongoing series about Mumbai’s Urban Leopards. Nayan is a self-taught avid nature photographer, who has been traveling the length and breadth of India to document Indian wildlife for over a decade and a half. A decade-long career of bird photography, which gave him acclaim, was followed by an opportunity to work on documenting big cats in urban areas. Urban leopards have been his obsession for the last two years and have become the sole focus of his photography. It is an ongoing endeavour to sensitize people to animal behavior and raise awareness on conservation of India’s rich wildlife heritage through my pictures.

Rathika Ramasamy

Photograph/Rathika Ramasamy

Photograph/Rathika Ramasamy

Rathika Ramasamy

Rathika Ramasamy

Rathika is one of India’s foremost award-winning wildlife photographers, specialising in bird photography. She regularly conducts workshops and talks on wild life photography in India. For her, imagemaking is not just a passion, but a powerful medium of nature conservation. In 2015, she was one of the jury members for the 4th National Photography Awards, organised by the Photo Division, Minsitry of Information and Broadcast. Rathika has published two photobooks, showcasing best moments from her collection of bird photography and wildlife. Recently, she was ranked as the top woman photographer on the internet by XXLPix.

Sandesh Kadur

Photograph/Sandesh Kadur, Felis Images

Photograph/Sandesh Kadur, Felis Images

Sandesh Kadur

Sandesh Kadur

A passionate wildlife photographer and an active conservationist, Sandesh uses his wildlife imagery and videos to encourage protection world’s biodiversity. As a founder of his media company, he focuses on creating content that inspires conservation. Sandesh’s work has been published in several magazines, and his documentaries have been aired worldwide on BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic. In 2013, he was recognised as an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society.A two time nominee for a Green Oscar at Wildscreen, Sandesh has received various awards including CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year, Nature’s Best Award and International Conservation Photographer Award. In 2013, he was recognised as an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society.

Feisal Malik

Photograph/Feisal Malik

Photograph/Feisal Malik

Feisal Malik

Feisal Malik

Feisal Malik is a wildlife photographer and filmmaker from Kenya who has been photographing wildlife since 1994. He used to run a camping safari business with afocus on photographing wildlife safaris. He is affiliated with the Natural History Network, East African Film Network, Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa and the Kenya Film & TV Professionals Association.

 

Along with the presentations at the Wildlife India Forum attendees will witness the unveiling of a coffee table book showcasing the best of Indian wildlife photography! 100% of the proceeds from this book will go to a wildlife conservation society.

Finally, we will also be announcing the much-awaited announcement and felicitation of the winners of the
Better Photography Wildlife India Photography Awards 2017, presented by TOEHOLD and Panasonic India, in association with MagicalKenya and HP India.

Register now to attend! Admission is absolutely free: http://betterphotography.in/wildlifeindiaforum/

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