Aditya Panda is an award winning naturalist, wildlife conservationist and photographer from Orissa. Since his teen years, he has worked for the conservation of tiger and elephant landscapes and waterfowl near his home. While his conservation work is mostly limited to eastern Central India, as a naturalist and photographer he has traveled extensively across India’s tiger and elephant habitats, including famous safari circuits and lesser-known wilderness areas. Aditya’s current conservation work focuses on identifying and preserving the integrity of larger tiger and elephant landscapes, empowering human-elephant conflict mitigation squads and working with frontline forest personnel in tiger habitat. When Aditya is not engaged in conservation battles, he enjoys working as a naturalist and introducing people to what he believes is the most fascinating wildlife landscape anywhere—India’s tiger land. He is a natural and attentive host who can engage guests in conversations on a wide range of topics. He is always eager to go the extra mile to make guests comfortable and his infectious interpretation style, which stems from his fascination with the wilderness, helps guests gain a deep understanding of Indian wildlife.
Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:
"Aditya was an impressive young man. His manners and knowledge and professionalism made him a delight to be with. His calm attention to our questions and concerns was unfaltering. Both of us would look forward to traveling with him again and might just hope to."
Upcoming Adventures with Aditya:
The Grand India Wildlife Adventure
India's Tigers & Wildlife: A Photo Safari