About Indrajit Latey
Gangadhar Latey, a.k.a. Indrajit, has worked in the field of adventure sports and wildlife for the past 19 years. His passion for wildlife & nature was ignited in his childhood years, since he spent most of his summers in the Melghat Tiger Reserve in Northern Maharashtra. With an intense passion for photography, he has a proficiency in ornithology, mammals and natural history. He started his outdoor career with Nature Trails – an environmental education campsite and went onto work with WWF Pune as a Naturalist. Having spent over 5 years working in Kanha national park (Madhya Pradesh), he has gained insights and expertise in central Indian forests. He has travelled extensively around the country and whether he is guiding wildlife groups, diving in coral reefs or skiing in the Himalayas.
Indrajit is at home in all terrains. He believes that the urban man has lost touch with nature and strongly feels that educating and helping people – especially locals – reconnect with nature will go a longway in invoking the spirit of awareness and conservation. According to Indrajit, conservation of wildlife and natural landscapes is essential for the long time survival of the human race.
Indrajit has visited more than 80 National parks and wildlife sanctuaries within India. The parks range from Himalayas to Kaziranga in the east to South India parks all the way to the Andaman & Nicobar islands, to the Lion dominated West India and lastly his specialty: Central India. Recently his dream of seeing the Snow Leopard was fulfilled in Ladakh region where he successfully led an expedition to photograph them.
Traveling to Africa was his childhood dream. Seeing the wildlife in the Masai Mara and Serengeti by leading a group of professional photographers was a treasuring moment for him. With a plethora of experiences of various wildlife and conservation initiatives he is going on a month long stint to explore the North Eastern rainforests of India.
Indrajit has also worked with the Late Fateh Singh Rathore on anti-poaching in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
Having written forewords for very well-known wildlife photographers like Michel Zoghzoghi on wildlife of India he has also worked with the likes of Jonathan Scott and Todd Gustafson.
As if this is not all, he has excellent knowledge of India and also of its different cultural destinations, which makes him an experienced accompanying escort for any place and has lead several groups to various cultural destinations, which are integral part of any ones itinerary while visiting India.