My love for nature lead me into nature and wildlife photography. Over time, the visits to the forest became frequent, more with the intention of taking better pictures of the elusive predators, but soon the brave forest guards caught my attention, specially their dedication in a daunting environment devoid of entertainment and motivation. The respect for the men dedicated towards saving nature led me into working closely with various conservation projects across India, and my belief that the all the efforts in the wild have to be executed through the grassroots force and this force is truly neglected, led me to start "The Guardbook" foundation, which is dedicated towards supporting the forest guards of India in their conservation duties.
Apart from Wildlife photography, my love for story telling in the documentary form, about these guards and other conservation projects started growing stronger.
SASHIDHAR VEMPALA, FOUNDER