When I shifted to digital photography, I was like a floating ship making images randomly moving from the Himalayas to the jungles of Western ghats and criss-crossing the country trying to find myself and my photography. The learning curve was big and slowly I realized that having a random body of work will not help conservation working with scientists on the ground will. I was delighted to be assisting scientist Dr.H N Kumara carrying out the research study ‘An assessment of status of small carnivore species in Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary’ in BRT.
Making images in an elephant infested forest is not an easy task, this combined with the aggressive nature of BRT elephants I was more worried about elephants than making my images. Many a times the shot required me lying flat on the ground to get a ground level perspective, trekking in dense undergrowth to study the ecology of small carnivores but I put a practical way of watching my back with the help of a watcher and then not taking unnecessary risks. It was a pleasure working and capturing the immense beauty of BRT Tiger Reserve, nowhere else there is a parallel in the Tiger Reserve in the country where many worlds exist in a single world of the Tiger.