CNP was founded by a small team of nature photographers in 2008.
Ashwini Kumar Bhat
Ashwini K Bhat's roots is the Western Ghats region - Sirsi and is currently based out of Bangalore chasing his dreams as a software professional. As weekend warrior interms of photography, He does software development for living. Birding and trekking are his other passions and music turns Him ON!
Ashwini is a passionate photography lover since his childhood but started using camera after His graduation. He has a curious eye towards patterns and colors of Nature. Though Ashwini uses Nikon gears, He strongly believes that equipments are just mere tools to portray one's vision, because, at the end its the man behind the machine who does all the things, who takes decision, who waits patiently, who struggles hard in the field and makes the image!
Ashwini's Portfolio on CNP here
Ganesh H. Shankar
Ganesh H Shankar's lives in Bangalore, India. Ganesh was born and brought-up in a small beautiful village closer to both Arabian sea and Western Ghats and hence his love for nature and wildlife is by birth. He started photography using an in expensive point-and-shoot camera in 1994 but it became his passionate hobby from 1998. Ganesh loves the unexplainable art of colors, colorless, forms, shapes, light... and the challenge of characterizing interactions of those attributes which touches minds of those who love the art of light.
Ganesh's portfolio of images can be seen in his website Nature Lyrics
Pramod Viswanath is a computer engineer by profession and his journey as a nature and wildlife photographer started in mid 2006 when he and his friends made a trip to Kemmangundi - a beautiful place in southern part of the state of Karnataka, India and that was when he was solely bitten by the shutter bug! The mountains, the oceans, the jungles and the wilderness as a whole has a lasting healing and relaxing effect on his jaded mind that spends most of the time in the concrete jungle. Ever since he got Canon 30D DSLR, Pramod began frequenting the wild trying to understand the intricacies of nature better and to photograph the most beautiful creations of nature.
Pramod's portfolio of images can be seen on his website Frames from wild
Praveen P Mohandas
Praveen P Mohandas is an architect by profession and a nature photographer by passion. He has carved a niche for himself through his unique perspectives of nature and wild life. Praveen lives in a small town of Thrissur in central part of the southern Indian state of Kerala. He has been doing photography for the past 12 years and holds a diploma in still photography.
During the initial days Praveen was photographing myriad of subjects including people,culture,architecture. Praveen got introduced to nature photography during his college days at b'lore. Currently Praveen concentrates mainly in portraying the magic of nature through the medium of photography. Praveen has spent considerable amount of time in understanding and photographing wildlife and nature and he is also been associated with few NGO's in nature conservation programs in Kerala.
Praveen's portfolio on CNP can be viewed here.
Photography has been Shankar's second nature. Shankar was born and brought-up in Small town called Ilkal in northern part of Karnataka State.Shankar is glad that He inherited this beautiful art from his father who was equally passionate about photography. When Shankar's grand parents were meeting ends to live, Shankar's father was adamant on buying an TLR camera during his college days. His hunger strike rewarded him with Rolleicord TLR camera. Shankar learnt Photography from Rolleicord and His father taught Him the combination of aperture and Shutter speed. Rolleicord TLR Camera still works perfectly which is 50+ years old.
Shankar is an Electronics engineer by profession and since His college days Shankar shot whatever that appeared artistic to Him. In the year 2000 He got heavily influenced by the wildlife photography and took it very seriously. That was the first time He ever invested on photo equipments on his own.
To Shankar, photography is creative and rejuvenating. He does it for the pleasure of satisfaction that he draws from it and and he loves to share the joy with others.
You can see some of Shankar's creations here
Shivakumar L Narayan
Shivakumar is a Freelance Nature photographer from Bangalore(India) who has long since had a passion and great appreciation for wildlife and natural beauty which surrounds us. As a day job Shivakumar works for Software industry as a Test Engineer and photography is something which keeps him busy and satisfied during other time.
Shivakumar has been a hobbyist photographer from 2005 and has great passion for Travel, Landscape and Abstract Macro images. His equipment consist of mainly Canon body ( Canon EOS 40D and Canon EOS 300 Film SLR ) and Canon and Sigma lenses ranging from 17mm to 300mm.
Shivakumar's portfolio of images can been seen in his website > Journey Through Nature
Vijay Mohan Raj
Vijay Mohan Raj is privileged to work for the Indian Forest Service who are the custodians of visually amazing natural places in India. Vijay seeks solace in nature and with his photography. He tries to convey the beautiful things created by God in a perspective which everyone can relate to. He is an optimist and believes that small things and people can help to conserve our natural world. He networks with individuals and organizations which make conservation click and also believe that everyone can play a part in conserving nature.
You can see Vijay's collection of images here.
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