This girl had a connection with nature from her childhood days and learned the basics of photography from a friend. Her passion led to the formation of 'Y Not Escapades' a photo tour company, along with her two friends. One of her pics was shortlisted for BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 award. Purushothaman, a native of Kollam, grew closer to nature and birds during her Dubai days as there were several restrictions to photograph people and street.
She began her journey in wildlife photography after her first trip to Bandipur forests in Karnataka. The first woman wildlife photographer from Kerala entered woods in search of solitude, but jungle inspired her. Five years into mainstream wildlife photography her pictures reflects various emotions of the wild ranging from mischief to motherhood. This Guruvayur native is zooming her lens with a larger goal of conservation.
This physics teacher from Kottayam defies the stereotypical image of a wildlife photographer. It was during her trip to Sholayar forests that the idea of wildlife photography got into her head. Purushothaman began by capturing the birds and animals around her in random. The pictures she had uploaded on Facebook got an overwhelming response, and she doesn't know how her hobby turned into a fascination. Her frames speak of passion, perseverance and beauty.
Forests remind her of her father, Dr Prabhakaran, a veterinary doctor. Prabhakaran introduced wildlife to his daughter, and they often trekked to nearby woods to catch the nature. This lawyer is more interested in clicking the photographs of birds. This Ernakulam native always keeps her shutters ready, and this has helped her to add some of the best wildlife photographs to her credit.
Wildlife photography is a family affair for this fashion designer based in Chennai. It was her parents who inspired her to become a wildlife photographer. They used to take her to dense forests, and eventually these trips invoked her passion for photography. She feels that wild explorations fill her with a new found spirit and energy. Though capturing nature is fun one need to be very cautious while venturing into the wild, says Sridevi.