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About AV

Thanks for taking the time to check the site and to reach this page!

I am Aravind Venkatraman (often called as AV in the bird photography circuit) from Chennai, India. A full time finance professional, I love to travel across the country to photograph Wildlife and birds in particular.

It gives me immense pleasure in sharing the winged wonders from the Indian Subcontinent through this forum. My work has been featured in some of the top wildlife magazines and in books on birds.

Often asked questions to me are around the photography gear i use and favourite locations Info on these will be updated here on a regular basis along with the behind the scenes story for each image . Do not forget to keep a tab on the Photo of the week section.

The download section has some of my favourite images that are free for download to use for personal use ( either as mobile wallpaper or desktop background).

In case you need any specific image from my gallery to be added to the download section all you need to do is let me know

The gear i use currently are Canon 7D mark ii and Canon 1dx bodies paired with Canon 600mm IS ii lens. It has indeed taken a long time to get to the stage. The truth is, like everyone else it all started with the basic gear.  

I love shorebirds and hence my favourite location is Pulicat backwater in TN for Shorebirds and Sattal in the eastern Himalayas for passerines.

Feel free to connect with me using any of the listed social network pages and for commercial purpose please contact through the contact form

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