Mohit Midha - Batch of 1987
Mohit Midha ( Batch of 1987) is a International award winning Wildlife Photographer. He is also a Writer, Explorer, Scuba Diver, Motor Rally Driver & White water rafting expert. Phew ! What a life this Buddy is leading, hence a long post.
His work & photographs have been displayed / used by National Geographic / Readers Digest / Lufthansa / India Today Plus, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Today, GoNow, Around Town, Expressions, Selling World Travel, Swagat, Lifestyle, Autocar, International Labour Organization / Usha Sriram / Galileo India / Interglobe Enterprises Ltd / Ibis Hotels / Cedar Heights Resorts / Auric Merchandising / Barclays / Sita Travels/ Y.P.O. (Young Presidents’ Organisation) / Ahlcon / ATS. Internationally, he is working on assignments for publications and travel magazines such as “Destinasian” and “Bike-UK”.
He did advanced course from the New York Institute of Photography. His biggest break was when National Geographic approved of his ideas and work.
Wildlywise.com is his own project, which he hopes to someday make the final word on wildlife, adventure and travel in and from India – the aim being to initiate conservation through enhancement and spread of knowledge about our natural wonders.
He has been on a number of bike, jeep and trekking expeditions to the Himalayas and many other parts of the country. He has participated as a volunteer in the 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 All India Tiger Censuses, which appear to be his life’s highlights as he got to trek in his favourite jungles of Corbett National Park.
He has also been a part of the organising body of the high altitude auto race called the “Raide de Himalaya”. One of his biggest achievements was participating in a successful 80 days jeep expedition covering the entire Indian, Nepalese and Bhutanese Himalayan belt. He was also invited for and participated in the SAARC Car Rally, covering 7 countries by road spread over 30 days.
Lufthansa sent him on assignment to photograph Munich; it’s airport and the flight, for their worldwide promotional material. Indian Department of Tourism got him shoot the Andaman Islands for the “Incredible India” campaign. He has also been invited by them to be on the jury selecting the winners of their photography contest “what tourism means to me”. Recently, he was on the elite jury for a contest organized by Canon and WWF.
He has held highly acclaimed and successful solo photography exhibitions at the Taj Mahal Hotel (Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore), India Habitat Center and at the WWF India Center, New Delhi. His work was also part of an exhibition of Indian art at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in association with the Readers’ Digest and the Ministry of Tourism for India, included a specially shot small collection of photographs aiming to raise funds for conservation programs in India. These auctions are now further being globally.
In a worldwide contest held in Chaves, Portugal (www.festimage.org), featuring some of the top artists in the world, the image entered by him was adjudged 6th amongst thousands of entries from across the globe. He was also amongst the winners of a similar photography contest held on the National Geographic Channel – Asia website. One of his photographs has been selected by the site “thebestpgotosoever” and was the only selection from India. His photograph titled “Mahout Bathing Elephant” was bought by National Geographic to promote their magazine and channel across Germany for three years in a row.