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Shantharam Holla K

Country: India

I have always been fascinated by wildlife from a very young age.  Having born in a family living in the villages, I have been wandering through the fields and forests admiring the beauty of my village, Kajekodi , Manjeshwara  (Kerala ) near Mangalore.

Having seen my passion and interest in wildlife, one of my uncle residing in the US presented me with a Minolta roll camera during my early days.  This encouraged me to capture the minute facts on wildlife whenever I got an opportunity to visit the forests near my home town.  

Wildlife has now been a part of my routine activity in addition to my business.  I squeeze time for myself to visit the different forests in India.  Initially I used to capture mammals during my visits to the forests.  Over the last 5 years I have diversified to capture the birds of different regions both in India and abroad.

I have presented my work in a few workshops in Bangalore showcasing my pictures which has drawn the attention of a few renowned wildlife enthusiasts in India..

Apart from this I have participated in many competitions both in India and abroad with the help of Youth Photographic Society, Bangalore and have won many accolades which has enhanced my interest in wildlife.