Nature inFocus is Asia’s premier nature and wildlife festival and a platform for passionate nature and wildlife photographers to showcase their work. The annual NiF Photography Awards seeks to identify and award photographers whose compositions present a sense of wonder and empathy with nature's biodiversity. Very simply, NiF aims to do what its name suggests: Put nature in focus.
This is the fifth edition of the festival and the fourth year of the prestigious NiF Photography Awards.
An expert in Zoology, Botany, and Evolutionary Biology, Divya Mudappa is a senior scientist at Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. She heads the Western Ghats Rainforest programme. Divya's primary research area is in the field of tropical ecology, particularly of rainforests, restoration ecology and conservation biology. In addition, she is also interested in small carnivores, hornbills, plant-animal interactions and animal behaviour.
Jayaprakash is an ITES professional and an award-winning wildlife photographer. He was born and raised in the hills of Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. After 18 years, he took a break from the corporate world to pursue his passion for nature photography and travel. He recently won the Grand prize title as the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 and the Singapore Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017. He has been published by Nat Geo, BBC and several international magazines.