This website is dedicated to the memory of my father, Late Bimal Kumar Gogoi, who introduced me to this magical world of wilderness and taught me to respect and love them. He used to say “You can take a man out of the jungle but you can never take the jungle out of a man” this not only is closest to my heart but also what defines me. It’s been only 12 years out of more than 25 years of exploration since I’ve been passionately involved in serious photography. The very thought of having my own camera and capturing the moments in the wilderness has been living in me since I was a kid.
I was fortunate in a way to be born in Assam where wilderness back in those days in the early 80’s was still pristine and unexplored, not many would prefer to spend nights and days in comfort of the woods and its denizens. Family plays a pivotal role in my interest in wildlife and they have to cope up with my absence more often than not especially my Mom. I’ve always been an observer of wildlife first than a Photographer; one who has been exploring the wilderness for a longtime should not lose that trait of observing wildlife with the naked eyes than through the viewfinder. Some of my other interests are recording the sounds of the Jungles, Music, Adventure and Travelling.
I would like to mention a few distinctions I’ve achieved so far that I’m proud of. A handful of my photographs have been published in magazines both national and international, won few prizes in wildlife photography competitions, some of my photographs were also displayed in various exhibitions. I also conducted a solo Wildlife Photography Exhibition, through the photographs sold I’ve managed to raise funds and donate 90% of the profit towards the conservation of wildlife in Manas Tiger Reserve, Assam. Apart from my Photographic career, I’ve also been involved in the field of conservation since my college days in early 2000. I’ve assisted a number of wildlife NGO’s in different parts of the country including Forests Departments, my serious and long term volunteering was with Arocha an international NGO where I was part of a Human-Elephant Conflict study for about 3 years.
My companions in the woods during serious photography work is my old pal the Nikon D80 and the 300mm f4 Lens ‘A class apart lens’, along with the Vanguard Auctus 323CT Carbon Fiber Tripod with the SBH-100 Ball Head. The photographs displayed on this site have been shot using different cameras like, D200, D300s, D610 and D700.
The Photographs are also for sale and can be printed in fine art papers like Archival Matte or Giclee and or Canvas, the size of the Print depends on the photograph. Interested buyers can contact me at the above email address. Please note the Photographs on the website are of low resolution, the prints will be of high res.