Sudhir Shivaram is one of India’s most respected wildlife photographers. A long and lucrative career in the IT industry did not diminish Sudhir’s passion for photography but on the contrary, ensured that he never lost touch with his wild side. So much so that he bid adieu to the corporate jungle to spend more time in the real one.
His pictures are noteworthy for their technically sophisticated and evocative character, generating appropriate moods to move viewers. This green evangelist campaigns for wildlife protection around the world and gives freely of his time and images to raise awareness about nature and wildlife. He also talks about his work and the state of wildlife to young people across the world hoping to inspire and win their commitment to this cause so dear to him.
Sudhir was one of the brand ambassadors for Canon India and was a Canon contract photographer. He is the recipient of Sanctuary Asia Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 award. He has also been recognised as India's 5th most influential person in the photography industry during Asian Photography 2015 awards. In order to share his passion for wildlife photography and the extensive knowledge he has acquired in this field, Sudhir holds photography workshops and Wildlife photo tours to mentor both beginners and advanced photographers enhance their skills and understanding of nature and wildlife photography.
At this year’s worldwide editorial awards held at the National Geographic Society in Washington D.C., National Geographic Traveller India’s September 2013 cover featuring Sudhir’s image won the Yellow Border Award for the best cover across 14 language editions of the magazine worldwide.