Advisory Board

Sudhir Shivaram

Wildlife Photographer & Entrepreneur

Growing up in Karnataka, Sudhir was first attracted to wildlife photography in 1993. This green evangelist campaigns for wildlife protection around the world to raise awareness about nature and wildlife. He is a full-time photography teacher and conducts wildlife photography tours and workshops. The founding member of non-profit photo sharing site India Nature Watch, he was awarded Sanctuary Asia's Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012.

Vijay Mohan Raj

IFS, Chief Conservator Of Forests

An initial interest in birdwatching fuelled Vijay’s passion for bird photography. Working for the Karnataka Forest Department, he seeks solace in nature and conveys his message of conservation through his pictures. He networks with individuals and organisations that make conservation click and also believe that everyone can play a part in conserving nature. He is presently working towards making small efforts in conservation at the local level.

Divya Mudappa

Conservation Scientist

An expert in Zoology, Botany, and Evolutionary Biology, Divya Mudappa is a senior scientist at Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. She heads the Western Ghats Rainforest programme. Divya's primary research area is in the field of tropical ecology, particularly of rainforests, restoration ecology and conservation biology. In addition, she is also interested in small carnivores, hornbills, plant-animal interactions and animal behaviour.

Steve Winter

Wildlife Photojournalist

Steve has been a photographer for National Geographic for over two decades. He specialises in wildlife, and, in particular, big cats. He’s been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. He has been a two-time winner of Picture of the Year - International’s Global Vision Award and has won first place in the Nature Story category from World Press Photo in 2008 and 2014. He lectures globally on photography and conservation issues and has appeared on CBS Nightly News, 60 Minutes, NPR, BBC, CNN, NG WILD and other media outlets

Ganesh H Shankar

Fine Art Nature Photographer

Ganesh is an engineer by profession and a nature photographer by passion. He has been honing his craft for the past 15 years. He loves to explore the mysteries of light, and the mysticism of colours, forms, and shapes. Ganesh’s works have featured in numerous national and international publications, and can be viewed at