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K. RAMNATH CHANDRASEKHAR (21.05.1989 )

Ramnath Chandrasekhar’s interest in natural history and wildlife photography began at the age of 13, with frequent visits to the lush green jungles of the southern Western Ghats. In 2006 he was a semifinalist at the BBC Wildlife Photographer Of The Year competition. Subseque… Read More
K. RAMNATH CHANDRASEKHAR (21.05.1989 )

Ramnath Chandrasekhar’s interest in natural history and wildlife photography began at the age of 13, with frequent visits to the lush green jungles of the southern Western Ghats. In 2006 he was a semifinalist at the BBC Wildlife Photographer Of The Year competition. Subsequently, Fujifilm shortlisted him as one of six photographers from India for their ‘Fuji super six’ exhibition, which gave him an opportunity to showcase his work in major cities across India. Many of his photographs have been published in various newspapers and magazines, such as Sanctuary Asia, Hornbill, Better Photography, Smart Photography, Times Of India, The Hindu, Indian Express and Deccan Chronicle. He was given a special mention at the 2007 Sanctuary Asia wildlife photography awards. In 2008, Ramnath was part of a team that produced a documentary about king cobras, which was broadcast on National Geographic Television. Subsequently, he decided to dedicate his time and energy towards conservation awareness and outreach rather than pursue a career in photography and filmmaking. Along with his long-time mentor, Shekar Dattatri, he is the co-founder of Youth for Conservation (YFC), an initiative that seeks to inform, inspire and motivate young people to become more ecologically responsible citizens. For this initiative he was short-listed for the prestigious Rolex Young Laureates Programme, which supports young visionaries across the world. In 2011 he won a Sanctuary Asia ‘Young Naturalist’ Award. He was recently a part of expedition team accredited by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation to document the extreme Himalayan Winter.
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