About

Ishan Shanavas

A work in Progress

Ishan Shanavas - Photographer, Artist, Writer and Student of the Natural World

Hello! Welcome to my online home! 

I am from Bangalore and I study at Ashoka University, India.

My friends describe me as someone with varied interests. I love learning about subjects related to science, culture, media, art and so on. Whether it is books, podcasts or Youtube videos, I spend my time attempting to satiate my curiosity.

I am an ardent wildlife and nature enthusiast. From tracking snakes in rainforests to following sharks in the depths of the ocean, I live for the wild. Much of my time is spent reading and learning about our natural world. I frequently find myself in the company of some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet.

My articles focus on nature, photography, society, culture and art. I also share insights from my favourite books, who’s topics are wide-ranging.

Every week, I write a newsletter, where I share my work, along with my most interesting ideas from the across the internet—from the human condition to the environment, and everything in between! Sign up below!

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From my childhood, encyclopedias and National Geographic’s TV shows fuelled my love for nature. I sat mesmerised by scenes of gazelles striding across the grassy plains and the herds of elephants caught in a silhouette at sunset. Growing up, I remember watching squirrels from my balcony for hours, trying to decipher their sounds.

My fascination for wildlife got amplified when I joined Rishi Valley School. With plenty of wild creatures around, I learnt to identify individual species of snakes and birds. I’d rescue animals from buildings, often holding these tiny lives in my hands.

Passionate about wildlife and environmental conservation, I want to dedicate my life to saving the environment.

In addition, I pursue photography and other forms of art (See my portfolio). These artistic mediums help me show the world to others as I see it.

Here, I distil these passions into blog articles. My writing, while diverse, is united by one goal; to encapsulate my interests and provide value to the reader.

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My portfolio showcases my photography and art. By sharing my work and ideas, I wish to connect with others, become a polymath, and grow my personal brand.

I am enthusiastic about outdoor sports—from trekking to scuba diving, from paragliding to surfing. Each has its thrill and is about living in the moment.

As an avid traveler, I document my journeys through my writing and photography. 

I’m far from an expert in any of these fields. Rather, I gladly wear the label of an amateur. I believe there is always room for improvement. You’re welcome to provide suggestions so that the blog content can improve. 

Therefore, dive in! And if you find it fascinating, please subscribe! 

If you want to get in touch, drop me an email at ishan.shanavas@gmail.com or head over to my contact page. You can also check out my résumé if you’d like.

Image Use Policy

With my permission, anybody can use my pictures from this site. Additionally, you’re welcome to buy any of my pictures. Please contact me at ishan.shanavas@gmail.com in either case.

Photographs not taken by me will be given due credit. Permission to use those pictures must be taken from the respective copyright owner.

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