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A hobby converted into serious passion, admiring Mother Nature and Wildlife Photography now happens to be a part and parcel of my life.

Although associated with nature since childhood, my love for nature in true sense ignited way back in 2007 - visit to Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh. The journey from a film camera to digital point and shoot camera and then a professional DSLR, I could manage to capture the moments which I have cherished in life.

Whilst I am away from work, being associated with flora and fauna happens to be one of my favourite pass times and indeed a great stress buster. At times it becomes very difficult to keep me away from my favourite gears as I’m always eager to capture any exciting moment of life.

Nature shows its true colours in any and all weather conditions. Close observation of nature and wildlife can give a different dimension to its beauty. Every step or move has intent and learning for us. It also helps us learn the importance of being patient, seize the right opportunity, strategize moves, hard work, dedication, discipline, etc.

Nature connects with us each and every step; one should have the eyes to see it, the hands to feel it, the sense to understand it and the love to enjoy it. This special bonding makes me feel I am her vital part and helps me understand it in a better way.

Nature and wildlife shall not pose and smile in front of you. To capture that moment, you need to be present at the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment. To me, replicating the visualized image on the camera sensor, that’s photography. One can spend years to get his / her best shot. Wildlife photography is all about chance, as nature can gift you anything at any time – so respect nature to get the respect from nature. It goes without saying, Wildlife comes first and then comes Wildlife Photography – thus respecting Wildlife and Nature happens to be the topmost priority…

With my association with nature’s mysteries and magical world, I manage to capture its creativity and try and understand its behaviour patterns. I consider this as a start to my journey, a journey wherein I shall cherish every moment of life. Surely with supports of few learned experts, family and friends, I hope to achieve a respectable position in the eyes of Mother Nature with my deeds and work in the best possible way I can.

Details about my Gears

  • Sony Alpha 200
  • Sony Alpha 580
  • Sony Alpha 77 Mark II
  • Sony DT 18-70mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Sony SAL75300 75-300mm telephoto zoom
  • Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO (Sony Mount)
  • Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm F/2.8
  • Kenko Teleconverter 1.5x
  • Battrey Grip VG-B50AM - for Alpha 580
  • Battrey Grip VG-C77AM - for Alpha 77 Mark II
  • Tripod: Benro Classic Carbon C4580F
  • Heads: Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head
  • Binoculars: HAWKIE BlackWatch 16 x 50 (field of view 70M/1000M)
  • A Dry-Cabinet -AD 100 (100 lts) to keep my gears and prevent the fungus attack in humid Mumbai conditions

Special Mentions

It could not have been possible to perceive my hobby turned passion on my own. I was equally supported by my parents, family, friends and well wishers who always encouraged me. I could not conclude this special mention without one name – Mr. Sagar Gosavi, my mentor, my guru and an avid photographer who has always been with me, in making me what I am in this photography world. I can assure you all that I shall try and keep up to your expectations to the best possible way I can. Your constant support and blessings would surely be a motivation and strength in moulding my path a successful one.

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 RSS  Disclaimer : This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)