Gaurav Mittal is a professional bird photographer, blogger and conservationist who grew up with a passion for animals and wildlife in his native birthplace of New Delhi, India. Gaurav migrated to the U.S. at the age of fifteen. After completing his college, he pursued a career in tax consulting in the Washington D.C. area. It was, however the love for the wild that eventually brought the focus back in his life and a determination to follow his heart, to be a Bird photographer. Gaurav’s passion for photographing birds began in 2011 in Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico where observing the Sandhill Cranes brought a sense of harmony and a new vision to him. A moment he captured and fondly calls, “Kissed in The Mist” left him with a vision to continue on further and explore and learn about birds and how he can present their beauty through photography.
Gaurav’s interviews and images have appeared in various popular online photography blogs and his image have graced the cover of the popular Wildlife Photographic magazine in the March 2014 issue, where he also contributes articles. He is committed and involved in helping various organizations and NGO’s in India in conserving wildlife habitats and promoting awareness on wildlife rehabilitation. As a professional photographer, Gaurav has also been invited to various events and assignments in which he has been actively involved in leading private photography tours and testing photography gear in the field and providing feedback to companies such as Carl Zeiss.
“Each of the galleries in the portfolio section of this website represents the best of my work from India and around the world. Each image has been arranged in order to create a visual harmony and balance. The logo on my website which I like to call, “wings of wisdom” is a modern yet a simple and conservative take on a bird. The six feathers and the eyes have significance, each feather represents the principles of bird photography that I believe in and practice:
Following these principles requires commitment and the results are outstanding.”
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