Violet Sabrewing - Shot inside Monteverde Cloud forest in Costa Rica

Thanks to my dad’s background in agro-mechanics and my mother’s degrees in biology(& pedagogy), there was a lot of nature talk at home growing up. I am doubly lucky to have grown up in Bangalore, a city famous for its tree cover, rich wildlife and tech. Bangalore sits hours away from Nilgiris and Nagarahole biospheres - supporting diverse flora and fauna, and home to highest density of Bengal tigers on Earth. I highly recommend watching Wild Karnatka, a wildlife documentary about my home state with David Attenborough’s narration.

I started photographing wildlife primarily for documentation, but developed an interest in composition in the process. If you start from the bottom, you can chart my growth as a wildlife photographer.