Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dharma Giri - Wildlife Photography

Born in a small village near Chitwan National Park in Nepal Dharma Giri is a naturalist, birding guide and nature photographer. He has worked in many conservation units in Nepal and India. He is working at present in Pench Jungle Home Resort as a manager and head naturalist.
Dharma Giri
Sambar Deer


Golden Jackal

Indian Ground Beetle



Gray Langur

Indian Leopard

Hard Ground Barasingha Kanha

Ruddy Mongoose

Sambar Doe

Spectacled Cobra

Tiger with Langur

Male Tiger with his cub

Vine Snake

Wolf at Pench
Dharma Giri's work is more of a study than professional photography. The images are as natural as they can be and exude empathy for the denizens of Indian Tiger Reserves. Most of the photographs have been taken at Pench National Park in MP, India.  He has captured astounding moments that display rare unbelievable facets of animal behavior.  

Friday, June 22, 2012

Drones to the rescue

With death looming large on the highly endangered tiger species effective conservation measure are the only solutions. But these   measures do not come easily in case of a lack luster approach as has been seen on many instances.  

The World Wide Fund or WWF has tested two drones that will locate poachers and inform the authorities. The unarmed drones are  capable of patrolling 25 sq km at a time. These are set to monitor conservation units in Nepal and tests have already been conducted in Chitwan National Park. 

The tiger reserves in India are very susceptible to poaching. This has been noted in the past at Panna and recently at Tadoba Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra.  An innovative and proactive approach is required and the drones set a fine example.