From being enthralled by the ‘Big Cat’ to discovering various other magnificent animals as I journeyed through the national parks of India, this book had been quietly taking shape all along. I’ve always had a passion for wildlife photography but I had underestimated the charm and beauty that national parks in India have to offer.
My Wildlife Odyssey is a collection of photographs and anecdotes spanning over 3 years across some of India’s choicest national parks. Capturing and discovering this bewitching beauty has been an extraordinary experience and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Join me as I go about exploring through my lens, on this journey that offers just a glimpse into the spectacular landscape of wildlife in India.
Naitik Jain, who is all of seventeen years old, is a Class XII student at SharadaMandir High School, Goa. At the age of 11, he completed a Fundamental Course in Photography and has since attended many other courses and workshops in photography.
In 2010, he held a solo photography exhibition at Kala Academy Panjim, Goa titled ‘Travel Discovery’ about interesting features in places such as old houses of Porto, Portugal, wineries of Spain, the Eiffel Tower in France, the Big Ben in London, the Pieta in Rome and so on. The exhibition was inaugurated by Union Defense Minister of India, Mr Manohar Parrikar. He had his second solo exhibition titled ‘Birds Around Us’ at Miramar Residency, Goa in 2012. He has previously published a pocket guide to bird-watching called A PhotographicGuide to Birds of Goa which was released by former Governor of Goa, Mr Bharat VirWanchoo.At present, he has a collection of over thirty-five thousand photographs clicked by him. He is an enthusiastic nature observer and has a passion for wildlife photography.