A K RAJU is presently the Chief Naturalist in charge of five resort properties belonging to the Little Earth Group in Ooty, Karwar and Chickmagalur. He is an acclaimed Wildlife Photographer and was proclaimed \"Nature Photographer of the Year\" by FIP in 1989. Since then he has added many awards to his credit. His works have won more than 400 acceptances. He was also very successful in product photography and has many major clients like Epson, 3M, HP, Oracle, Wipro and Titan.
Hayath Mohammed is a Technical Architect from IT Industry by profession and a nature enthusiast by passion. He grew up in the developing Bangalore and yet had access to some fabulous places rich in Flora and Fauna. Most of his summer holidays during childhood were spent chasing butterflies, exploring various kinds of insects. The chase is still in progress. A keen interest in native fish of our land, has helped document new species for describing. He is Interested in all genres of photography. Nature photography, especially Macro has been his passion for many years. He enjoys showcasing beauty that the naked eyes cannot see.
Prasanna Venkatesh Gubbi has more than 15 international and 30 National awards. He has exhibited more than 400 images in 20 different countries including India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Austria, Argentina, Hungary, Scotland, Greece, Slovenia and many more. He is the winner of Asia\'s most prestigious Wildlife Photography Award, Wind land Smith Rice Natures Best Photography, Asia in Birds Section in the year 2016. His images have been published in many magazines including Sanctuary Asia.
Mr. Suresh Basavaraj is a keen nature photographer and conservationist. He learned his photography from none other than Mr. Rohinton mehta, Technical Editor, Smart Photography. His interest in Wildlife Photography started with his visit to Gir forest in 1991. He is a member of Photographic Society of India and Bombay Natural History Society. He had conducted programs for students of St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. He is a senior executive in Software profession.
You can find his works at http://www.bvskimages.com.
T A Jayakumar is a keen nature and wildlife photographer specializing in Butterflies, wild flowers and insects.He was awarded AFIAP for his nature slides and won many national and international awards. He also won Honorable mention in BBC wildlife photography contest in 1999.
Hailing from a small village in the heart of Western Ghats in Karnataka, my mind and soul was always close to beautiful flora and fauna of Mother Nature. But I was able to capture its essence only from few years back when I got my first camera. Photographing insect world and Landscapes gives me more satisfaction than any other subject.
Employed now with an IT major, I make it a point to travel all over India in search of natural beauty, whenever time permits. As for my family, I live in Bangalore with my wife and 5 year old son. My parents are back at my village near Sirsi.
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