Friday, 15 May 2015

Book Review - Capturing Wildlife Moments in India

I read a coffee table book after many years over the course of this week. Today, I shall review "Capturing Wildlife Moments in India" by Ashok Mahindra.

I was privileged to receive an exclusive reviewer's copy. The book is currently being published by Oxford University Press (OUP) and Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and will be available at most major retail outlets across India and also through online retail sites such as Amazon and Flipkart. This book will also be available for sale through the BNHS website.

Fast Facts:-

Title: Capturing Wildlife Moments in India 
Author: Ashok Mahindra
Genre: Wildlife Photography (Non Fiction)
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) & Bombay Natural History Society(BNHS)
Pages: 145
Price: Rs.1450

Blackbuck (reproduced with permission)

The Review:-

"Capturing Wildlife Moments in India" contains a hundred and twenty photographs of animals and birds of India, photographed during Ashok Mahindra's visits to over thirty national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and other locations. Each picture comes with an elegant description of the setting in which the animal or bird was shot. All of the short lines are quite informative and reveal interesting facts about the wild.

The book is full of short stories of tigers and lions alongside their breathtaking snaps. Ashok also shares his photography secrets and the settings he uses on his cameras to capture the moments. The book does a wonderful job of keeping one interested. It also evokes empathy for the creatures living in the wild.

The writing in the book is very crisp and the sentences are finely crafted. The author recounts many stories of T-19. Other than tigers, which get a lot of footage in the book, there are excellent photos of frogs, elephants, rhinoceroses, crocodiles, asses, macaques, lionesses, deer, boars, butterflies and birds.

Indian Crocodile or Gharial (reproduced with permission)

My Verdict:-

Ashok's perspective impresses me and makes me emote with the animals. His insights are well elaborated and do a good job of getting people to be on the side of the animals!

"Capturing Wildlife Moments in India" gets an overall rating of 9 on 10 for the great pictures and evocative writing. It is quite moving for a coffee table book!

Lion-tailed Macaque (reproduced with permission)

This post is part of the book review program of at Saevus Wildlife India in association with The Hemchand Mahindra Wildlife Foundation for the book Capturing Wildlife Moments in India.


  1. Nice Post.

    The colors of your article is looking good.

    Thanks to Post.

    1. Thank you! :-) It was a pleasure to read the ebook!

  2. Great,
    But you have forget one snek i think you should be post snek images.

    1. Thanks! There are so many wonderful animals out there, I just don't have the space to post all their images! ;-)


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