So clear, yet enigmatic.
So simple, yet charismatic.
The beauty of this animal never fails to amaze me. This is my definition of an emblem of absolute power, beauty, and leadership in one shot—a rare combination for sure. The eyes are spot on the goal or aim, the mane like a saint, calm pose like a monk, and would attack like a warrior in a fraction of a second. The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others, do you think this "king" could care much about what others are talking about?
Asiatic Lions have their last habitat in the beautiful Gir forest, Gujarat in India. This majestic big cat was once critically endangered but with great conservation efforts now they are 674 as per the last census rule the jungle.
Like smiles, photographs are the universal language. When I started doing photography as a hobby, people started making fun saying “there is no fun left in medical science anymore”. I am a doctor by profession. Taking photography as a hobby turned into a passion for me. It was like a medium to interact with the outside world and not get caught in my turtle shell. I see photos as staying with a moment. You can hold those moments in your hand lifelong. It can defeat time for once.
Forceps, knife or Canon I can run both with equal efficiency now and proofs are my patients and these photos with a stunning array of colours and visuals. Photographs have a language, yes, they speak. They can educate you, wake you up, shake you up. In history, we have seen images that shook the world.
Every photo I click tells a story. For me, this is to show the world what I see at any cost, suffer hardships, roaming in extreme weather, patiently wait for hours for just one click, take extraordinary risks, all to capture and convey the story. It is a journey which tells me “May you never stop”
Sasan Gir National Park
Dr Vimal Hemani
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