Usha Harish is a wildlife photographer, safari planner, naturalist, entreprenuer based out of East Africa for the past 15 years, a chartered accountant turned photographer, an avid traveler, loves wildlife and nature, likes to capture the emotions of animals in their natural habitat.
Although born and brought up in South India with Nilgiri mountains, she never knew her deep passion for nature and wildlife until her move to Kenya in 2008. What started as an hobby of taking wildlife photos turned to passion and then a profession. Masai Mara is her first love but understanding and photographing different species in Kenya and Uganda national parks for wildlife became part of her lifestyle!
She wants to showcase the wilderness around and spread awareness to the world about conservation through her photographic work. Beautiful colors, animal patterns and animal behavior intrigue her as much as the act of translating those into images using the camera. She currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya. Usha conducts photo safaris/workshops and also does bookings for all nature lovers who wants to explore East Africa under her company Usha Harish Photography based out of Kenya.
She is also the co founder of Mara Siligi Camp, an eco friendly safari tented camp in heart of Masai land in Masai Mara, Kenya to empower the Masai community. Check out www.marasiligicamp.com
Equipments currently used
Binoculars – Nikon Monarch 7, Camera Bean bags
The journey has become fascinating, as she now engages in various projects, commissioned work and here are some of the things that have made her happy in the last few years.
As a self-taught photographer, she is grateful to several wonderful mentors who have added depth to her knowledge, understanding and creation of her images. She is available for wildlife safari planning, mentoring and taking travellers in photo tours in East Africa and India. Inquiries are also welcome for stock photos and individual commissioned work. Kindly click on ‘Contact’ and discover the various ways she can enhance your memories as a photographer. Please feel free to browse through her galleries and contact her if you are interested in her photography. You can also follow her on www.instagram.com/usha.harish.photography
“As a self-taught photographer, I am grateful to mentors who added depth to my knowledge”