Wildlife Conservation through Photography

Wildlife Conservation through Photography

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Upamanyu Chakraborty

Upamanyu Chakraborty

Wildlife Photojournalist and Biologist

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Everyday, 11 AM - 9 PM

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Rs. 383.85 for 120 Minutes Session

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₹383.85 ₹518.71 26% off
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Program Description

Photography can be the most powerful tool in the conservation of wild animals. And wildlife photography is emerging as a very popular hobby as well.


If you've made up your mind to pursue wildlife photography as a hobby or a profession, you would have questions regarding camera settings, modes and other functionings, species list, tour programs, showcasing your photographs, and so on.

Upamanyu has gone through it all - and will be able to advise you on the hurdles he'd faced and what he's learnt on his journey.

Why is Upamanyu best suited to address your questions on Wildlife Photography?


Because he is a pro, with years of experience.

Upamanyu Chakraborty is a wildlife biologist and photojournalist. He has been closely working with various national parks across India.

Upamanyu has been a Research Biologist for AITE (All India Tiger Estimation) at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. He has also been associated with the Nature and Wildlife Association-India (NWA-India).

Work Experience:


  • Polygon Search and Opportunistic Camera Trapping Method for Tiger and Co-predator Estimation in rugged terrain of Kamlang Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh and scheduled areas like Karbi Anglong district in Assam in expedition mode.
  • Spatially explicit Capture Recapture in Balaghat territorial area, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Line transect and Random Encounter Model Implementation in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve for ungulate population estimation.
  • SECR in territorial forests in Shahdol, Umaria and Anuppur districts of Central India.
  • Landscape and Studied Corridors for Metapopulation between Bandhavgarh and Dubri Tiger Reserve to ensure better conservation model.
  • Line Transect, REM and SECR in two blocks (covered over thousand square kilometres including Corbett National Park and Sona Nadi Wildlife Sanctuary).
  • Management and coordination with Forest Department to run surveys in respective study areas.
  • Data handling and data arrangement.
  • Providing training to forest officials for camera trapping using patrolling app.
  • Working in North Bengal landscape in a habitat restoration project and Human-Elephant conflict management.
  • Participated in Asian Waterfowl Census 2017, 2020 and 2021 at Gajoldoba, Fulbari wetlands, Rasikbeel (Coochbehar) and Nararthali Beel (Buxa Tiger Reserve).
  • Participated in Birdwatching Camps at Chilapata forest, Gorumara National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve and Neora Valley National Park with Department of Forests, West Bengal and HNAF.

Areas of Interest:


  • Behavioural Ecology and Population Ecology
  • Human-Wildlife Conflict & Mitigation
  • Wildlife Journalism
  • Ornithology
  • Wildlife Photography

How it Works

  • Session is suitable for age range 18 to 65.
  • Expert can speak languages English, Hindi, Bengali.
  • Session would be in English. However, you can request the Expert to converse in any language they know.
  • You can Message the Expert via Spark.Live app to schedule a time.
  • You can attend Session directly via Spark.Live app using Video Call.
  • You can reach out to us for any help after booking at support@spark.live.

Upamanyu Chakraborty

Wildlife Photojournalist and Biologist

Upamanyu Chakraborty is a wildlife biologist and photojournalist. He has been closely working with various national parks across India.

Upamanyu has been a Research Biologist for AITE (All India Tiger Estimation) at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. He has also been associated with the Nature and Wildlife Association-India (NWA-India).

Work Experience:


  • Polygon Search and Opportunistic Camera Trapping Method for Tiger and Co-predator Estimation in rugged terrain of Kamlang Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh and scheduled areas like Karbi Anglong district in Assam in expedition mode.
  • Spatially explicit Capture Recapture in Balaghat territorial area, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Line transect and Random Encounter Model Implementation in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve for ungulate population estimation.
  • SECR in territorial forests in Shahdol, Umaria and Anuppur districts of Central India.
  • Landscape and Studied Corridors for Metapopulation between Bandhavgarh and Dubri Tiger Reserve to ensure better conservation model.
  • Line Transect, REM and SECR in two blocks (covered over thousand square kilometres including Corbett National Park and Sona Nadi Wildlife Sanctuary).
  • Management and coordination with Forest Department to run surveys in respective study areas.
  • Data handling and data arrangement.
  • Providing training to forest officials for camera trapping using patrolling app.
  • Working in North Bengal landscape in a habitat restoration project and Human-Elephant conflict management.
  • Participated in Asian Waterfowl Census 2017, 2020 and 2021 at Gajoldoba, Fulbari wetlands, Rasikbeel (Coochbehar) and Nararthali Beel (Buxa Tiger Reserve).
  • Participated in Birdwatching Camps at Chilapata forest, Gorumara National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve and Neora Valley National Park with Department of Forests, West Bengal and HNAF.

Areas of Interest:


  • Behavioural Ecology and Population Ecology
  • Human-Wildlife Conflict & Mitigation
  • Wildlife Journalism
  • Ornithology
  • Wildlife Photography

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