India’s South-Western Mountains, known as the Western Ghats, is a UNESCO Biodiversity Hotspot. I have been travelling and documenting its dwindling biological wealth all through the last fifteen years keeping Butterflies and Landscapes as my priority subjects. Butterflies being a very sensitive biological index of the health of an ecosystem I felt the need to document its diversity in the area before it was too late.
All the photographs were made in their natural habitat mostly under available light, sometimes with bouncers, rarely a flash, and no artificial backgrounds. As of the editing, I personally did the global corrections of colour and contrast, and lay-out. The images were chosen to represent life-stages, behavioural patterns and adult portraits.
Combination of scientific authenticity and pictorial elegance is my motto. My wish is to create Art from an ever-sustaining Nature. My wish is also that my Art speak for the promotion and protection of mother Nature.