Saturday, August 4, 2012


Wild India under threat: Illegal fishing in Wild India

After a break posting again. Today I will share a short film that I did to highlight the plight of a crocodile caught in fishing net in Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Cauvery river.

Illegal fishing is impacting our rivers a lot. People use dynamite to kill fishes. Use of dynamite results in sudden drop of the oxygen level and immediately the fishes die. The big fishes gasp for breath and float on the surface. People then catch them.

Fishermen also fish illegally in areas where fishing is not allowed. Normally fishing is not allowed in the sanctuaries and in reserved forest areas. However fishermen illegally move in, at times in connivance with the forest officials and fish. They often discard their old nets in the waters. They don't realise the impact of such actions. I invite you all to watch this short film "Entangled"where an adult marsh crocodile or mugger is caught in a fishing net. I am sharing the HD version.

Illegal fishing in Wild India needs to be stopped. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wild tiger footage from bandipur India

Filming in India is much different than filming in other countries. The vast geography, the many different terrains, climatic conditions, species along with the different languages spoken by people makes it a big challenge in the field.

While many people are stunned by the beauty and the aura of the tiger and many films and documentaries have been done on tiger in India, not much has happened on other equally important species. That had led me to first document Lion-tailed Macaques, and then Grizzled Giant Squirrels.

To take a break from other activities, I went to bandipur and had a nice time with a tigress and her cubs.

Sharing an ungraded raw footage, just downsized. I had converted this earlier to show how good the new Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS II USM lens was. I had used that lens to handhold and get this footage.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Filming in Wild India

Filming in Wild India is an endeavour to document India's fast vanishing wilderness areas and wildlife and bring it infront of the masses to raise much needed awareness. I hope awareness can reduce the cynicism that is displayed by our politicians, industrialists, Government officials and the common man and help in saving wild india.

To start with I am sharing the preview of my film "A Call in the Rainforest". It took millions of years for these rainforests to evolve and in less than 150 years, the rainforests have been clearfelled for creating space for plantations, timber, human habitations, roads, dams etc. Today, the rainforests have been fragmented and its denizens are either wiped away or like the Lion-tailed Macaques - ekking out a precarious existence.

This was filmed in the Valparai range of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve in India.