ABOUT Shivang Mehta
A journalist who turned into a PR professional and handled corporate communications and PR roles with leading edge companies like Bharti, Google, Evalueserve and now a traveler and natural-history photographer – Shivang Mehta has worn many professional hats. His love for the forests of Kumaon pushed him to choose Corbett as his main area of work and he left the cozy comforts of corporate offices to work on the field with his organisation Nature Wanderers which he started in 2007.
Over the past 16 years Shivang through Nature Wanderers has conducted over 1000 wildlife photography workshops in the past decade and is now an official trainer for Canon India as he conducts wildlife photography workshops in association with Canon across India, Sri Lanka and Africa. His love for photography, writing and story telling made him a freelance journalist as well as he has written travel notes, columns on travel and conservation for numerous national and international publications. In addition to his vast experience specially with big cats of India, Shivang is one of India’s most experienced photo guide when it comes to Kenyan parks.
Shivang is the author of the book – A Decade with Tigers – which showcases the life history of some of the prominent tigers of India. The book went on to become an Amazon bestseller in India.
Shivang’s second book was Chasing Horizons (Aug 2019 release) where he compares his learnings in African parks and how he replicated those learnings in India.
Shivang Mehta currently grooms young amateur photographers who are working with him for his projects around rare species photo expeditions like Red Panda, Fishing Cat, Phyr’s Leaf Monkey, Snow Leopards and many other unique species. Shivang Mehta also conducts specialised advance field training sessions on DSLR camera trap photography and other forms of unique camera technologies for photographers who wish to explore these new dimensions of wildlife photography.
Shivang Mehta is the winner of prestigious photography awards like Siena International Photo Awards (2018), DJ Memorial Photography Awards (2014 and 2015), Sanctuary Asia (2011), NDTV Save our Tigers (2012), International Photographer of the Year (2016), Nature’s Best Asia (2017), Yes Bank Nature Capital Awards (2017), Eyewin Photo Awards (Wildlife) (2018, 2019)
Shivang is now a Canon Photo Mentor and has been listed in the Canon Panel of expert photographers to promote the culture of photography in India. Visit http://www.edge.canon.co.in for details.
Shivang Mehta’s flagship set-up Nature Wanderers (NW) pioneered the concept of wildlife photography tours a decade ago and since then NW has conducted more than 400 field photography workshops and expeditions across various genres of nature photography catering to over 2000 amateur photographers across India. NW has also organised the annual India’s Only Live Photography Contest called Canon Wild Clicks since 2010 which has become a competition of repute and credibility over the years because of its transparent judgement and field photography mentoring by an expert panel of mentors. Visit www.naturewanderers.com to know more about NW photo tours.
In 2018, Shivang Mehta co-founded his Kenyan safari venture – Notch Bush Safaris – to offer Kenya wildlife photography expeditions. His meticulously designed land cruiser is meant for wildlife photographers and he along with his team has got a wealth of Kenyan wildlife experience to offer customised solutions to wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.