From the tender age of 11 years, he left his home and parents for schooling in a hostel. Later on as a Civil Servant his job took him to various parts of the country i.e. India. The first visit to Kanha National Park in Central India in April 2004 ignited the passion for wildlife and has not digressed since then. During the last 11 years, he has been to more than 50 to 60 National parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Initially he visited the wildlife sanctuaries of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand State and has been to all the national parks of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan ,Maharashtra , Uttar Pradesh ,Uttrakhand ,Bihar , West Bengal now. Out of 48 tiger reserves in the country he has been to more than 20 tiger reserves and photographed tiger in 12 of them. Apart from tigers, he has captured unbelievable moments in the wild as far as birds are concerned.
He held his first solo exhibition “Tiger’s Realm; at India International Centre New Delhi in Dec 2011.The second exhibition namely “Jewels of the Wild ; was held at India Habitat Centre new Delhi along with his son Bharat Goel, now Director of Wildnest Travel and photography Private Limited. In May 2012, Ministry of Environment and Forest invited duo of father and son to hold an exhibition during the world level conference on Global tiger recovery Program at New Delhi.
He started writing from the year 2013. His articles on wildlife have appeared in reputed magazines such as Airports India, Railbandhu (monthly magazine in India’s premier trains namely Rajdhani Express, Shatabadi Express and Doronto Express ), ShubhYatra ( inflight magazine of Air India airline ),Exotica (Magzine in five star hotels ) , Terrascape etc
His photographs appeared in the book ‘WILD FIRE and SAVING WILD INDIA– A BLUE PRINT FOR CHANGE’ by well known conservationist and writer Valmik Thapar. Another photograph appeared in the book namely ‘TADOBA INHERITANCE’ by Sanctuary Asia magazine.
After superannuation, he has given his all to wildlife. Through his articles and photographs, he tries to make people aware of the rich wildlife heritage of his country and exhorting them to protect the same for the benefit of generations to come. He loves to capture the most uncommon behavior of the common things and that too in our common life. Normally we intend to ignore the flora and fauna around us and it is his goal to spread the awareness in the neighbourhood to make it a global movement supported by people.
Rare Moments Captured
A very rare shot that too from the wild. My birding guide at Rajaji National Park who is a regular visitor saw something like this for the first time in his life.
The Sambar fawn was having milk from its mother and suddenly the male came down and also starts sucking the milk. This rare moment was captured in Sariska National Park.
At present the tigress T 19 (daughter of well known tigress machhali) which is looking at us and the male tiger T 28 are occupying the best zone at Ranthambore tiger reserve.However the present shot was taken in May 2009 when tiger T 24 known as Ustad was also present.This was the first courtship of T 19 as the tigress was hardly 3 years old. At present the tigress T 19 (daughter of well known tigress machhali) which is looking at us and the male tiger T 28 are occupying the best zone at Ranthambore tiger reserve.However the present shot was taken in May 2009 when tiger T 24 known as Ustad was also present.This was the first courtship of T 19 as the tigress was hardly 3 years old.