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Many wildlife species in India are under tremendous threat from different sources, mainly from poaching, man-animal conflict, and deforestation. Their survival is dependent on strong laws and support from the Government, from the public, from NGOs and particularly from children who will, we hope, become aware of the threat to these endangered species and go on to support s ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 15th 2015 by Oxford University Press

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Oishimaya Sen Nag
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Welcome to the bewildering world of Indian wildlife moments.

Bestowed with 120 stunning photographs of Indian wildlife, the coffee table book ‘Capturing Wildlife Moments in India’ authored by Mr. Ashok Mahindra emancipates the knowledge about India’s eclectic collection of flora and fauna to its readers. It sensuously attracts the readers’ heart and acts as a wake-up call to save the wild treasures of India.

As appropriately stated in the foreword of the book by Asad R. Rahmani, the Director of B
Jaideep Khanduja
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Book Review: Capturing wildlife moments in India: Excellent Pictures Shot

Capturing Wildlife Moments In India by Ashok Mahindra promises to be a must have for people interested in exploring wildlife in India. It has total hundred and twenty engrossing photographs ranging from all kind of interesting animals and birds found in India. The amount of effort that has gone into visiting more than thirty parks and sanctuaries (and of course locations other than th
Sangeeta Sharma
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
The first thing that strikes you as you pick up this book is the steely, if slightly contemptuous, eyes of Ustad (T-24), the largest dominant tiger of Ranthambhore, that has recently been declared a man-eater and relocated from the jungle. Ashok Mahindra, by a chance of fate, had chosen to keep this magnificent yet notorious beast as the cover page of his coffee table book.

The book is a riveting collection of the author-photographer’s best moments spent in the wild, right from the rolling dales
Aryan Sarath
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a perfect book if you are a nature / wild life lover since this book has extensively covered the flora and fauna along with some excellent pics. I really felt this is worth the money spent as it has got some amazing pics and info which you would not have seen or heard about it elsewhere.

This would be a perfect gift as well to your family and friends as it enhances their knowledge and would not feel bad about being gifted.

This book can also be used to cite extra points by the kids who is
Geeta Nair
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dedicated to young adults by the author, in the hope that they, and through them their children will understand the importance of preserving our forests, rain forests, mangroves, woodlands, wetlands, swampy marshes and mudflats for posterity, ‘Capturing Wildlife Moments In India’ is a remarkable attempt to introduce the reader to the rich fauna and flora surrounding us. It is an attempt to bring the diverse and vibrant wildlife of India, to the masses through 120 photographic illustrations and s ...more
Mahesh Sowani
Jun 20, 2015 rated it liked it
It is not easy to go into the wild. As everybody cannot go into the wild wildlife is brought for everyone through an illustrated book named Capturing Wildlife Moments in India. It contains 120 photographs showing the rich heritage and range of wildlife and its habitats in India. It enlists over 30 locations visited for taking pictures. It enlists Wildlife Hotspots and also suggests of interesting places to stay. The book also enumerates the camera techniq
Deepak Nare
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good photography does not restrict itself in just capturing the moment but to capture a real moment and present it as beautifully and vividly as one’s imagination. Capturing Wildlife Moments in India by Ashok Mahindra is a prime example of such presentation.

This coffee-table book contains over 100 photos of animals - from Bengal Tiger to Lion-tailed Macaque, from Nilgai to Hoolock Gibbon and birds – from Black-capped Kingfisher to Painted Stork, from Blue Jay to Pallas’ Fish-eagle collected from
Lakshmi G
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm a Nature lover, flora though and this book opened up my world to wildlife photography. Through 120 photographs in this book, Ashok has shown the rich heritage and range of wildlife and its habitats in India.

I love the brief yet touching dedication - the author dedicates the book to the young & through them, hopefully, to their posterity - to appreciate that without nature's multifarious portfolio of ecosystems & creations, nothing pretty much would exist! And that's why we ought to respect
Meghana Hassan
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Through the book, author tries to create awareness of real danger to wildlife from different sources, mainly poaching, man-animal conflict and deforestation. The photographs accompany the location information, along with camera settings and photography techniques. Author relates some of the species to Indian God and Goddess and legends. He also links to myths and tribal rituals which creates the fear of endanger to certain species. Its just not about wild, but also the forest environment, be it ...more
Sushmita Malakar
This book is a sheer treat to one's eyes. Capturing Wildlife Moments in India contains 120 photographs of animals and birds of India, photographed from visits to over 30 parks,sanctuaries and other locations.

The photographer has come up with this book because he wants to use the power of photography to reach the young adults and inspire them to preserve what is left in the rich biodiversity in India. The beautiful but endangered species needs to be conserved in their natural habitat. And this b
Vishal Kale
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book acts as a quick guide and a quick chronicle on places to visit in India – places where you can relax, and enjoy being one with nature, places where you can experience the full beauty of nature; places which are both famous, and not quite so famous. It isn’t a guide on what you can find in each place – this is not a tourist guide; it is more of a travelogue, an experiential and highly engaging travelogue on the wildlife circuit of India.

This is a book you can get lost in, and forget abou
Lalit Mehra

The author has done yeoman service in visiting a very large number of wildlife sanctuaries in the country and has tried to include as many species in the book. Having done so he has also described the species and enables the reader/viewer to get a first hand account of nature's creation. This will help raise the level of awareness of the dire need for conservation of the environment and wildlife. Who would have ever thought that a professional accountant who has for long resisted the desire of
Keyur Seta
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
The main aim of Wildlife Photographers is to make the reader experience a wild safari inside a jungle while sitting miles away. Their task is difficult than video shooters due to the reliance only on still pictures. Ashok Mahindra’s e-book ‘Capturing Wildlife Moments In India’ achieves this aim hands down. This is not the only achievement of the book though.

The book is a treat not only for wildlife lovers but also for city dwellers trapped in concrete jungles. The well-shot and well thought pict
Kamal Tapadar
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Go on turning pages and look at natural photoes and enjoy. While I was doing so, something caught my special attention on page 53: a wild boar or wild pig. It is a male boar with tuskers - just look behind his ear – there is a cut on the skin. One can see the cut had been caused by a spear (ballum) as somebody had tried to hunt down the boar and the anmial escaped. Like this every photo has a distinct character. Being Ashok Mahindra's long standing friend for years, I had visited some forests wi ...more
Shalini | Muffytales
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I’m an animal person. Needless to say, I love visiting the zoos and national parks. So, when Saevus got in touch with me about a book review of “Capturing Wildlife Moments in India” by Ashok Mahindra of The Hem Chand Mahindra Foundation, my joy knew no bounds. As expected of a coffee table book, it was a treat to the eyes. Packed with a visual treat of amazing photographs of birds and animals, it also provides an insight to many of the endangered species. The author has beautifully captured over ...more
Simardeep Singh
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
A small book of 85 pages with some 100+ pictures showcases the wildlife diversity in India. The book highlights the rich range of wildlife and its habitats in India. The book also indicates the continuing threat to wildlife in India and sets out how it could be more effectively preserved. The book lists the National Parks and Sanctuaries visited (over 30), the Wildlife Hotspots and interesting places to stay. However, besides giving a small intro about the wildlife specie in the different photog ...more
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book starts with a tribute to animals which clearly shows us how the author cares for the wildlife and I think we all must do. The animals, birds, and the jungles are precious and it is our responsibility to protect rather than destroy them. They are part of this cosmos and are likewise significant just like we humans are. I have never had a chance to go through a photography book earlier, all I thought was these coffee table books are boring but after this I look forward to explore more pho ...more
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
For a nature lover, seeing wildlife is complete bliss and taking the effort to compile them and add substantial information about their status, behavior, distribution, threats is itself an accomplishment worth accolades.

Overall, a good coffee table book to read through that conveys a very strong message and hopes to inspire the young Indian generation in conserving what is left of the natural resources.
Vibhuti Bhandarkar
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Ustad! Yes, he is the Bengal Tiger rightfully adorning the cover of the book. The skillfully shot picture of the fierce animal enjoying his moment of royal leisure,has given me a beautiful mental picture of the kind of brilliant photography I can expect in the book.

The note that accompanies this picture clicked at Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan also makes for an interesting read.

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Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book captures the wildlife beauty in India with dedication and quality. This book is a must for all those parents who wants to introduce their children to nature and to inculcate in them the interest about wildlife. Ashok Mahindra's work is superb. Read my full review of the book : ...more
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Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Nikhimenon rates this 4.5 on 5 stars and says, "this book is not only about beautiful pictures and wild animals,it also meticulously lists out interesting places to check out and also gives directions regarding where to stay in case you are visiting those places."

Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book is amazing. This book can be read by everybody. All in all, this is something worth reading and watching. Go for it ;)
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You should definitely see the wildlife images.
Depanjan C
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully captured pictures by Ashok Mahindra Sir. Loved the outline of the book, and every picture has a story beneath!
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