Amoghavarsha is wildlife photographer and filmmaker, he has traveled extensively, documenting the planet’s bio-diversity and helping conserve through photographs and film. He has photographed the thick evergreens of Arunachal, the barren landscapes of Ladakh, the great barrier reef in Australia and the vast plains of Africa. Having worked as a naturalist and hailing from a technology background he makes use of new media to help spread the message of conservation. His recent projects include “Secrets of the King Cobra” – a National Geographic documentary and “Jaya hey kannada thaye” – India’s first wildlife music video which was launched on 6 channels and gained 2 million views in a week. His other projects include "How to save the Tiger?" - A short film (which has been nominated at India's top Wildlife film festival CMS Vatavaran to be held in December) that sheds light on the forest staff that protects our forests and "Tarkine trails" - a short film on the rain forests of Tasmania. He works closely with the state governments on wildlife and conservation based activities and was also invited by the Australian government to represent india and share ideas on biodiversity at the Australia India Youth Dialogue.

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One Indian, 7000 Kilometres, One Australia

From Amoghavarsha: As part of the Australia India Youth Dialogue, Bangalore based wildlife photographer/filmmaker Amoghavarsha traveled across the beautiful country of Australia backpacking for 5 weeks and traveling 7000 kms, and has put together a montage of his journey.

The whole film was shot solo by Amoghavarsha during these 5 weeks. The video is a testimony to the wonderful experience one can have traveling across this spectacular landscape. Jyolsna edited the video and had hours of footage to edit down to a 4 minute cut. The sequences are lined up to tell a tale of travel.

 The music was composed by Naveen and Vynod and is an eclectic collage of genres that uses instruments native to the continent and portrays influences of different styles, going from electronic music to ethnic percussion. It transforms from fast paced percussion in places to serene sounding melody at moments and has a touch of rhythmically layered sound effects. It is an aural representation of natural beauty, bustling crowds and untouched wilderness. All of which written to and inspired from the photography.

Do watch in Full HD 1080p for the best experience. 


Production: Director and DOP: Amoghavarsha Music: Vypersonic media (Naveen Raja, Vynod Subramaniam) Editor: Jyolsna Panicker

Places showcased: 

  • Melbourne, 12 Apostles, Apollo Bay, Philip island, Sydney, Patonga, Copacabana, Killcare, Avoca, Bouddi National Park, Terrigal, Hobart, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Burnie, Tarkine Rainforest, Queenstown, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Southwest National Park, Bruny Island, The Friars, Mackay, Eungella National Park, Sarina, Slade Point, Airlie Beach, Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain, South Stradbroke Island