As a wildlife photographer and filmmaker, cameraman and presenter, Chennai-based Saravana Kumar has a lot of insight to offer about the natural world, given that he spends most of his time in the thick of it.
Kumar has shot documentaries for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet and various leading production houses, who regularly seek his incisive perspective of the wild.One such labour of love, Secrets of the Wild India, aired on Nat Geo last year, while his documentary Living With Elephants won an award at the National Science Foundation.
Aside from spending his days in the wild, and working with renowned individuals in the field like Alphonse Roy and Romulus Whitaker, Kumar has started his own studio, Evanescence, to teach young aspirers the fundamentals of wildlife filmmaking. He is also creating an online channel for feature films devoted to Indian wildlife. All in all, his mission is simple: Kumar is striving to help Indian and international audiences for whom access to these lost paradises is restricted, renew their appreciation and love of them via his lens, or their own.