01 Sep 2017: Shivang Mehta’s “A Decade with Tigers…” wins YES Bank Award

Shivang Mehta, author of the upcoming title, A Decade with Tigers: Supremacy, Solitude, Stripes, being published by Niyogi Books wins the YES BANK Natural Capital Awards 2017: Pixel Perfect Award for a photograph included in the title to be released in October 2017.

Here is what Shivang Mehta says about his prize-winning photograph:

Pacman is one of the cubs of the popular lady of the lakes Krishna (T19) in Ranthambhore. As a photographer, I have followed this family for over 150 days around Ranthambhore. On one occasion, Pacman displayed his immature hunting skills by attempting to kill a spotted deer. The young tiger cub struggled to bring down a deer and there was this split-moment action where he pounced on the deer, and, rather than choking his prey, he tried to kill it using his body weight as the deer tried to escape from the jaws of the tiger. The story of this dynamic family of Ranthambhore can be read in my book A Decade with Tigers: Supremacy, Solitude, Stripes.

A Decade with Tigers is a unique tribute to the tigers who have played a vital role as ‘brand ambassadors’ of Indian wildlife. The volume chronicles legendary tiger mothers and male tigers of the past decade, as well as their tales of survival, complemented by exquisite images by wildlife photographer Shivang Mehta, who has spent thousands of hours on the field. Also showcased is the singular diversity of Indian wildlife through spectacular images of the myriad species that share their home with tigers, photographed in terrains ranging from montane forests to the plains of Central India.

Shivang Mehta is a journalist turned PR professional with experience in corporate communications. His love of nature eventually made him leave the cosy comforts of the corporate office for the field. He is now an avid traveller and nature photographer, his love for the forests of Kumaon pushing him to choose Corbett as his main area of work.

Over the years, Shivang has conducted more than 200 field wildlife photography workshops and is currently an official trainer for Canon India, conducting such workshops in association with Canon across India, Sri Lanka, and Africa. His affinity for writing and storytelling had him freelance as a journalist in addition to contributing travel notes and columns on travel and conservation to numerous national and international publications.

Shivang is the Managing Director of Nature Wanderers, India’s premier photo tour company, and the founder of UNIQUES, an agency specialising in capturing rare species and out-of-the-box photographic concepts for shooting wildlife in India. The author is a Canon Brand Ambassador and has been listed in the Canon panel of expert photography tutors.

For more information and regular field updates by him, visit:

http://www.shivangmehta.com, http://www.facebook.com/shivangphotography

Report based on press release received from Niyogi Books

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