One of India’s most accomplished nature and wildlife photographers, Dhritiman Mukherjee is an explorer and wanderer. In the last twenty years, he has pushed his limits as a photographer to do work that is compelling as well as scientifically essential. He has trekked the highest reaches of the Himalayas in search of the elusive snow leopard, spent years tracking down the brown bear, and was the first photographer to shoot the Western tragopan in the wild. He has climbed volcanos in Congo to shoot active lava lakes and paraglided in the Himalayas to photograph vultures in flight. His work has taken him from the Arctic to Antarctica to photograph underwater ice formations and polar life and to the depths of the frozen Lake Baikal Siberia to photograph seals. He has dived in the underwater caves in Mexico, swum through the streams of Brazil to shoot the anaconda and photographed the American crocodile up close. He has spent months crouched on wet rainforest floors in search of the tiniest creatures.
Dhritiman has won numerous awards for his vibrant images. But the accolades that he holds most dear are the Carl Zeiss Conservation, the RBS Earth Hero award and the Kirloskar Vasundhara Mitra award. His work has been published on some of the most respected websites and publications like BBC Wildlife, National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, Biographic, New York Times and many more. Dhritiman has co-authored the book ‘Magical Biodiversity of India’ and was one of the co-founders of nature and wildlife magazine - Saevus. He was nominated as one of the jury members of the 6th National Award for photography by the Government of India. He spends almost 300 days a year, out in the jungles and diving in the oceans all over the world and there is no other life he’d ever choose.