Monday, July 12, 2010

“Wild” life of IFS officer MN Jayakumar brings home international photo award

FOR MN Jayakumar, a 1979 batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer and Karnataka’s Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, an affair with camera developed nearly two decades ago. Jayakumar has now been selected for an UNESCO award, MFIAP, the highest distinction awarded by International Federation of Photographic Art for 20 of his images named “Spectacular Indian Birds”. According to reports, he is the fourth Indian to have been awarded Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) and MFIAP, two of the highest distinctions awarded in the field of photography for nature photography.
A passionate environmentalist who travels extensively to capture some defining moments in the world of forest, the forest officer won over 50 awards and 50 certificates of merit in national and international photography. Jayakumar’s photographs were displayed at exhibitions in countries such as England, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Australia, Scotland, USA and South Africa, apart from getting recognition at various forums in India.
In addition to co-authoring a book in on wildlife, he was also a member of the Indian team at the 14th FIAP nature biennial world cup competition for nature photography held in Spain which won the silver medal in the nature prints category. (In picture: One of Jayakumar's photographs) 
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1 comment:

  1. They are adorable. Are they harmless? If yes i want to adopt one.