Rathika Ramasamy

Country: India 🇮🇳

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.

Today, she is arguably one of India's foremost wildlife photographers. In documenting birds and animals through her photographs, she has developed a style of technical excellence combined with a captivating story. 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 is a member of (NPS)Nikon’s Professional Services. She regularly conducts wildlife photography workshops and holds talks all over India.

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 honoured 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.

She clicks her pictures with the motto: Every time I press the shutter, it's one step closer to Mother Nature.

Published work:
Rathika work has been published in several national and international publications. Few notable are
1. Treasures on Tiger Tracks- A bi-lingual nature guide to Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve- By Jahnavi G Pai,T.Ganesh,R, Ganesan, M Soubadra Devy
2. Published "Birds of JNU" Jawaharlal Nehru University Calendar 2007
3. Helm Dictionary of Scientific bird names-by James A. Jobling