Big 5s

Shivang Mehta

Photographer

“I am a cat fanatic, and of all the felines I have worked on, nothing, in my opinion, can match the grace and charisma of a wild tiger.

The tranquility of an Indian forest is suddenly broken as the jungle information network buzzes with alarm calls, informing you of the movement of a solitary cat, as a tiger walks out under the grand canopies of the woods of India. The feeling is magical as the blazing stripes are on the move. Tiger behaviour is also a riddle, and the species has multiple layers waiting to be unfolded. As more and more photographic documentation has been done in the past 15 years with the evolution of wildlife photography in India, there is more we have come to know about them.

Photographing stories of males protecting and raising cubs after the death of the female, which happened a few years ago in Ranthambore National Park, has opened new chapters in tiger behaviour, which were unknown by tiger historians in the past. From their mythological importance to their ecological significance, the tiger is the true protector of Indian forests and the true brand ambassador of Indian wildlife.”

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Photo by Shivang Mehta

My Big 5

    Tiger
    Asian Elephant
    One-Horned Rhino
    Snow Leopards
    Clouded Leopard

Shivang Mehta

Photographer

“I am a cat fanatic, and of all the felines I have worked on, nothing, in my opinion, can match the grace and charisma of a wild tiger.

The tranquility of an Indian forest is suddenly broken as the jungle information network buzzes with alarm calls, informing you of the movement of a solitary cat, as a tiger walks out under the grand canopies of the woods of India. The feeling is magical as the blazing stripes are on the move. Tiger behaviour is also a riddle, and the species has multiple layers waiting to be unfolded. As more and more photographic documentation has been done in the past 15 years with the evolution of wildlife photography in India, there is more we have come to know about them.

Photographing stories of males protecting and raising cubs after the death of the female, which happened a few years ago in Ranthambore National Park, has opened new chapters in tiger behaviour, which were unknown by tiger historians in the past. From their mythological importance to their ecological significance, the tiger is the true protector of Indian forests and the true brand ambassador of Indian wildlife.”

Photo by Shivang Mehta

My Big 5

    Tiger
    Asian Elephant
    One-Horned Rhino
    Snow Leopards
    Clouded Leopard

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