Welcome to online portfolio of Rathika Ramasamy wildlife photography.
Rathika has always had a fierce connect with the drama of nature. An MBA/Computer Engineer, she was drawn towards the photographic capture of this drama as a career in 2003 at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Rathika is arguably one of India's foremost wildlife photographers. She is passionate about birds and is specializing in bird photography. In documenting birds through her photographs, she has developed a style of technical excellence combined with a captivating story. She has travelled to most of the National parks in India, and has also been to national parks in Africa. For wildlife photography is not only for her a passion, but a powerful medium to help conserve nature. Her work has been appreciated and featured in several national and international publications as well as exhibitions.
She is based in New Delhi, India. She regularly conducts Wildlife Photography workshops all over India. She is a member of (NPS)Nikon’s Professional Services.
In September 2005, she participated in the "Clean Ganga Campaign" and exhibited her work at the India International Center, New Delhi along with her photographer friends. In 2007, she worked on the calendar for the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University that featured birds of the campus, New Delhi. She was selected as one of the top bird photographers in India by ‘Birds of India’ in 2008. In 2009, ‘Uccelli in Natura’, an Italian magazine on birds, selected and featured her as the best bird photographer from Asia. In the same year, Doordarshan, India’s public service broadcaster honored her as the first wildlife woman photographer in India and featured her work on their channel.2010 February- Rathika published her first photo book on "Bird photography" Photo book collection of her best images.2014 Rathika published her "The Best of Wildlife Moments", a photo book of wildlife moments from her collection.
Feb 2015 Rathika has been conferred the "Inspiring Icon Award" from the prestigious Sathyabama University, Chennai.
June 2015 She has been conferred the ICF( The International Camera Fair )award for the outstanding performance and achievements in wildlife photography.
"Every time I press the shutter, it takes me one step closer to Mother Nature"-Rathika Ramasamy