Lens Art by Rathika Ramasamy

Lens Art by Rathika Ramasamy
Photo Credit: Rathika Ramasamy

Telling stories through her pictures

Sharmistha Chaudhuri
October 27 , 2017
01 Min Read

Rathika Ramaswamy is one of India’s most famous wildlife photographers. After studying and honing her skills in national parks in India, she took up the challenge on a professional front. She is most passionate about bird photography and has developed her own style of combining a captivating story with technical brilliance. Her work has been much appreciated and she’s served as a jury member for many photography competitions.

You can see more of Rathika’s work on her website.

Blackbucks (Antilope Cervicapra) in a courtship ritual. The Tal Chhapar Sanctuary in Rajasthan has the most number of blackbucks (endangered species). The males roam in a herd while the females join them only during mating. To impress the female, the males fight with each other to display their strength.
A fight to protect oneÓ³ territory is thrilling to watch in the animal kingdom. This memorable fight was between two Indian darters (Anhinga melanogaster) at the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. On opposite sides of a lake popular among darters for fishing, two were perched on trees and calling out loudly. Suddenly, they both dived and after coming close to each other, started fighting.
A monitor lizard running for life as a pair of parakeets fiercely attack. While lizards are usually lazy and parakeets keep to themselves, here the birds realised the lizard was after their eggs.
The presence of a tiger (Panthera tigris) is overpowering in a jungle. Shot at the Jim Corbett National Park, the first tiger walked down the side of a stream. On the other side was a herd of deer. It took a while but this was the moment when a predator and prey looked at each other.
A beautiful shot of Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) in the wild.

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