Travographer- Dheeraj Katara

“The journey is my home” –  Muriel Rukeyser

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Dheeraj Katara is a wildlife photographer and Travel Photographer who hails from the love city –  Agra. Dheeraj belongs to a noble family and had a childhood full of love and care for nature. So,  nature love was a part of informal education given at home from his parents. When he was young, he and his father used to go for nature walk.  He pursued his affection for nature and birds in formal education too and did post graduation in Biotech. Currently, he is working as a Research Scholar at NJIL & OMD, Agra.

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The turning point came in his life when he met his friend in Delhi Mr. Atul Chauhan, who had left a lucrative job and had started photography. The feel of lenses and expressing his passion of wild life tempted him. This helped him make up his mind to choose wildlife photography as his profession. Finally, he had a way of expressing his affection for nature through photography. As it is said, “ Arise , Awake and Assert yourself till you find the  goal”. Dheeraj continued  to do so as well. His dedication towards his work is whole-hearted. His enthusiasm towards his passion can be seen in his photographs. His photographs have a deep sense depicting his love for travelling and nature.

After completing his post graduation in BioTech from Gwalior, he came back to Agra. The comeback to Agra found new horizons. The Yamuna waters, Jalma institute forest area and Taj nature walk kept him going and covering milestones. He initiated many productive works like conducting Wildlife photography competition in Agra, photography workshops, nature walks in collaboration with NGOs and other units, wildlife photography week etc. On his journey to discover nature, many good people supported him. He owes a huge respect for people like Mr. Manish Mittal (IFS, Agra), Mr. Lalit Rajora, Mr. Anzaar Nabi and Mr. Abhitanshu soni. They couldn’t let his zeal down and gave him unconditional support.

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Apart from this, Dheeraj has bagged many achievements. He has won a second prize in ViewFinder with the theme “ Mor Raipur”. He has also been the winner of a competition organized by JCI Raipur Youth Capital. His photograph of Champaranya  is exhibited at the Indian Habitat Centre, Delhi.

It is rightly said “Home is where the heart is!”. Dheeraj , although a native of Agra , has intense love for Chattisgarh. For him, his heart resides in the air of valleys and lakes of the mesmerizing place. He shared his take on the local  food and local dance forms Dandami and Madia too. The places Chitrakote Waterfall, Kutumbsar caves, Fool Pahad waterfall and Teerathgarh etc. are the most inspiring places for him.

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There is no looking back for this young and energetic man. He loves to explore places and travels a lot. He manages to balance his work and travel life. His love for travelling is unstoppable. You can even find him on Instagram by the name of Travographers. He is a solo traveler and travels 2-3 places in a month. It reminds me of the words of Paulo Coelho “ Travel is a matter of courage and not money.” Moreover, Dheeraj always carries a question in his mind “ Where to next?”  I strongly feel that he will fulfill all his dreams and go global. I salute the spirit and courage of DHEERAJ which inspires many.

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Please visit the following links to know more about the adventures and travel places being explored by  Mr. Dheeraj Katara:

https://www.facebook.com/draj.kat

https://www.instagram.com/travographers

#travel #photography #wildlifephotography

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Blogger Shilpa Gujral Bhatia

Myself Shilpa Bhatia. I hold a post graduate degree in Math and professional degree in education. I have around 18 years of experience in teaching and administraion. I am the owner of Alpha Coachings, Honeybun café. I am also partner in an IT company Guruji Technologies, which is being run by my husband. By hobby, I do the plantation and reading. I like to spend time with under privileged children and empowering women. I run a club by the name of Akriti. I am also a member of NGOs Inner wheel and Journey to roots.

16 thoughts on “Travographer- Dheeraj Katara”

  1. Recently The Big budget movie seek our attraction towards ornithologists and their work…and you Mr. Deeraj Katara are already involved with kind of same …. keep rocking 👍🏻👍🏻
    Of course Shilpa great job by helping him to get recognition not only his work but also awareness about this nobel task ‘Save Birds’

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