Documenting Asiatic lions & Birds since 20 years
An intiative by Manish Trivedi, a Passionate Wildlife Photographer from Jamnagar.
Manish Trivedi, by profession working with the educational Institute named Smt. M. A. Mehta Muni. Mahila Adhyapan Mandir, Jamnagar. From the preliminary days of my photography work , I am working mainly on Asiatic Lion at surrounding area’s of Gir from 1997. But when I met my mentor and also a good friend of mine named Mr. Yashodhan Bhatia a very good photographer and passionate bird watcher and born with photographic eyes, played a crucial role in my photography. He guided & inspired me about deep knowledge of lights and activity of birds & mammals. I am very grateful to him for his frank guidance. Also it was quite impossible without the support of my spouse to be a traveler of wild journey. She helps me in every step of my life and she also performs all the deities of mine without fail. Because of her dedication and devotion I could do a little of noticeable work in this field. And I also thankful to my son Manas & daughter Hetvi. They both miss me a lot when I am away from home for birding or photography.
Did Lion census twice in 2010 & 2015 (Gir), Leopard censes (Sagtala – Ratanmahal), Sloth bear censes (Sagtala- Ratanmahal), and bird censes in Jamnagar and documentation photography with Forest Department Gandhinagar for their department use. In 2003, I got a special mention in Sanctuary Asia- 2003 and one of his photo got print in April-2003 issue. 2003 was lucky for me as got second prize in Times Journals of Photography’s wildlife competition too.
Last but not least, I can’t forget to tell a thank you very much to Shri Mandanbhai Chudasama for his great role to teach me a lot in this field. And always enjoyed his company in wild. During the time of his job period he helped & motivated me a lot.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
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