Gujarat’s leading wildlife photographer Neel Sarkhedi shares the best part about his profession
Ahmedabad, Gujarat [India]: Photography has not just been one of the most creative professions but is also a lucrative career option. In recent times, a lot of photographers have earned fortunes by showcasing creativity through their lens. Ankleshwar-based photographer Neel Sarkhedi is also setting a bar with his exceptional photography. An entrepreneur by choice, the 26-year old has been passionate about photography since childhood.
However, he has been completely into photography since 2019. During these three years, Neel Sarkhedi has come a long way in his flourishing career. To begin his journey, the photographer began capturing moments in the nearby areas of his locality. Eventually, he improved his creativity by practicing the art daily. He has got some beautifully captured pictures in his camera of different wildlife creatures like Tiger, Indian Eagle Owl, Desert Fox, Striped Hyena, Short Eared owl, peregrine falcon, and various other species.
Being a true wanderlust and a travel freak, Neel has explored many national parks and destinations in India like Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Thol Bird Sanctuary, and Rann of Kutch to name a few. “Ever since I have been focusing on wildlife photography, my life is filled with new adventures. I have explored different places in these years and have been mastering the art and craft of photography”, says Neel.
Furthermore, Neel Sarkhedi stated that due to the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic, many of his adventures have got postponed. He said, “In the last year, I had planned various trips to different national parks and sanctuaries across the country. But due to the pandemic, I could not visit them.” Besides this, Neel was asked about what life lessons he has learned being a wildlife photographer. The creative professional emphasized the quality of patience that he learned from the profession.
Additionally, he revealed that it might take months or years for a wildlife photographer to get a perfect shot. “The creatures are not stationary. They have their constant body movements, and at times it might get difficult to get a perfect capture in your camera”, added Neel. With the COVID-19 restrictions getting easier, Neel Sarkhedi is hopeful to visit different sanctuaries, and he cannot wait to showcase the beautiful world of wildlife through his lens.