Meet the National Geographic Explorer/Filmmaker « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Meet the National Geographic Explorer/Filmmaker

Sandesh Kadur on location with one of his big lenses.

Meet the National Geographic Explorer/Filmmaker

Sandesh Kadur is an award-winning wildlife photographer and cinematographer with a passion for natural history. His photographs have been published widely in books and magazines, while his documentaries on subjects ranging from cobras to elephants have been aired worldwide on the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic networks. Over the years Kadur’s work has garnered many top awards, including the CIWEM Environmental Photographer Award, Nature’s Best Award, BBC Camera-trap Award, and International Conservation Photographer Award, and has twice been nominated for a Green Oscar at Wildscreen. He is an associate fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and the International Environmental Photographers Association (IEPA), and serves as board member for the International Association of Wildlife Filmmakers. A few years ago he founded Felis Creations, a media and visual arts company that focuses on creating content that inspires conservation.

I had the pleasure of meeting a young Indian photographer in June of 2012, National Geographic videographer Sandesh Kadur (say “sun-DAYSH) on a familiarization tour of Trinidad and Tobago. Sandesh impressed me in a number of ways, especially with how he dealt with the loss of his one and only checked bag by American Airlines. It was obvious to all that the young man had a great attitude. And he blew everyone away when he shared short video presentations of his work with Tigers at Kaziranga, the Serengeti of India. Part I here, part II here. They are both worth a click just to hear his voice.

BAA is honored to have Sandesh as one of the six judges for our 2nd International Bird Photography Competition. Click here to visit the competition page.

This is the cover of Sandesh’s new book, Himalaya, Mountains of Light (with author Kamal Bawa)

Himalaya, Mountains of Light

Congrats to Sandesh on the recent publication of “Himalaya, Mountains of Light,” (with co-author Kamal Bawa), a remarkable new book on the wildlife of the Eastern Himalayas. The book explores how our ignorance and sometimes indifference is creating change in the life and landscapes of the region, which are as diverse, spectacular, and fragile as the mountains themselves. Even today these mountains hold many mysteries: unnamed species, primeval cultures, and the promise of cures to heal humanity.

You can see and hear “Impact Himalaya,” the BBC World News interview of Sandesh and Dr. Bawa by clicking here.

Learn more about the book here.

The cover image. Courtesy and copyright Sandesh Kadur.

Sandesh Kadur Upcoming East Coast Events

Washington D.C, September 25, 2013. The International League of Conservation Photographers and Blue Frontier Present “In the Spotlight: Sandesh Kadur- Into the Unseen Himalaya.” Click here for complete details.

New York, NY, October 15-20, 2013. Wildlife Conservation Film Festival. Opening reception: October 15, 6:30 PM – 11:00pm, Voce Di, Soho, NYC. Click here for complete details and scroll down to the Series 8 films on October 19 info on Sandesh’s two presentations, “Return of the Clouded Leopard” and “Northeastern Diaries: Chapter 1 – Kaziranga, Land of the Rhino and Tiger.”

New York, NY. October 30, 2013 at 7pm. “Ignorance” with Jane Alexander, Kamal Bawa, and Sandesh Kadur. Click here for more details.

HVPN Fall Conference, Fishkill, NY

Both Denise Ippolito and I will be presenting at the Hudson Valley Photographic Network’s Fall Conference, September 28, 2013 at the Ramada Inn in Fishkill, NY. Here is the schedule:
9:00 -10:15am: Bloomin’ Ideas–Denise Ippolito
10:30am till 12:30pm: Choosing and Using Lenses for Nature Photography–Arthur Morris
1:30-2:45pm: Pleasing Blurs: artie and denise
3:00 to 5:00pm: The Art and Business of Fine Art Landscape Photography–Joe Brady

Click here for complete details. Click here to register. My portion of the program is free and open to the public thanks to Canon. The whole day including lunch is only $35.00.

Exhibition Opening, American Museum of Bird Art at Mass Audubon, Canton, MA: September 29, 2013

BIRDS AS ART/The Bird Photography of Arthur Morris

All are invited to the exhibition opening at the American Museum of Bird Art at Mass Audubon at 1pm on Sunday, September 29, 2013. (963 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021. 1-781-821-8853.) The exhibition, which is being sponsored by Canon USA/Explorers of Light, will run from September 29, 2013 – January 12, 2014. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

35 framed images. Denise Ippolito and I will be there and hope that you will be too. Click here for additional details.

Expanding Your Creative Vision Nature Photography Seminar

Sept 30, 2013 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Canton, MA.

Sponsored by Mass Audubon/Museum of American Bird Art

Non-members: $89.00/Members: $79.00

Click here to register

Spend an amazing day with Arthur Morris and Denise Ippolito in a full day nature photography seminar. Learn more about Denise on her website; be sure to visit her beautiful image galleries. You know me. 🙂 If you live within 3 hours of Boston and love photographing nature this experience is not to be missed. Artie will be doing a Tuesday night program for Mass Audubon. Both events will held be in conjunction with the opening of a 35-image exhibition of his work at the Museum of American Bird Art on Sunday, September 29, 2013. See details above.


9:00 to 10:45am: Choosing and Using Lenses for Nature Photography BIRDS AS ART Style – Artie Morris
10:45 to 11:00am: break
11:00 to 12:00 noon: Blooming Ideas – Denise Ippolito
12:00 to 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00 to 2:00pm: Refining Your Photographic Vision: Artie Morris and Denise Ippolito
2:00 to 2:30: Pro Gear Handling Tips – Artie Morris and Denise Ippolito
2:30 to 2:45: break
2:45 to 3:45: Creating Pleasing Blur – Artie Morris and Denise Ippolito s
3:45 to 5pm: Image Critiquing. Registrants will be asked to submit no more than three 1400 (wide) or 1050 (tall) sharpened JPEGs via e-mail 2-4 weeks before the seminar. At least one image from each participant will be selected for review.

Click here to register

Mass Audubon Special Event: A Bird Photographer’s Story

I will be presenting ” A Bird Photographer’s Story” on Tuesday, October 1, 2103 from 7:00-9:00pm for Mass Audubon. This event, which will be held at the auditorium, Canton High School, 900 Washington St, Canton MA 02021, is being sponsored by Canon USA/Explorers of Light and will be free and open to the public. The event is being hosted by The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon.

Click here for additional details.

Bosque del Apache 2013 IPT: “The Short Version.” NOV 30-DEC 2, 2013. 3-FULL DAYS: $1199. Co-leader: Denise Ippolito. Introductory Slide program: 7:30 pm on 11/29. Limit: 12.

If you will be spending Thanksgiving with your family please click here and scroll down for complete details on the short version Bosque IPT.


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