TITLE: The prowl on a starry night
A detailed field study was done for pugmarks and movements of cats and herbivores near this area which was on the periphery of the forest. It was noticed that these animals frequented this path and I wanted to capture the leopard backdrop of huge banyan trees. my prayers were answered with this beautiful feline with its tawny coat with black spots walked right across the path triggering the sensors to capture this frame with the starry night it within my camera frame . This image was taken using a camera trap as part of a project done in affiliation with the AP Forest department
AUTHOR: S Anjani Kumar (India)
In the forests of Kanha my ardent avocation with wildlife first took birth. It was the year 2006, and the forests with their lush beauty, endless tranquillity and abundance of activity captured my imagination and secured my fervour. That trip, and two years since, I did not once glimpse a tiger. My trips were escapades into the natural life, a welcome diversion from the concrete jungle we call our habitat. Through the path he emerged, my first tiger, the cryptic dodger of my first twenty eight safaris. Nothing can compare to the adrenaline rush, my fear and happiness, the fascination of beholding the most majestic creation of the Gods above.
It's been a decade and nothing has changed. In May 2013, I picked up a point and shoot camera. I wanted to carry home the beauty of the wild, give a physical form to the intangible lure of nature. I started getting inclined towards photography. I picked up my first DSLR in August of 2013. In October 2013, I went on my first tiger safari with a DSLR. Photography further honed my interest in wildlife.
As I learnt to capture various species, I became interested in their nomenclature. As I watch the forest cover of these precious creatures further deplete, I wonder about the future of our planet. I strongly believe that Photography plays a crucial role in conservation of wildlife and ecological balance. The most satisfying thing for me is when someone looks at my images and say "I've been watching your images and would love to visit the jungles sometime" . It gives happiness and satisfaction that my work is bringing few people close to nature.
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