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Dr. Bishan Monnappa


Dr. Bishan Monnappa is yet another doctor cum wildlife enthusiast and photographer who we are pleased to feature in our virtual wildlife gallery - Lifescapes. He has specialised in Orthopedics and has a private practice in his hometown of Virajpet in Coorg, Karnataka. He is a conscientious medical practitioner and, in his own words, “is committed to bringing advanced quality health care to the rural regions of Coorg”.

He is a fervent bird watcher who has been photographing wildlife for many years. He is also a passionate off-roader and trekker having driven from Kanyakumari to Dehradun and plans to make a road trip to Ladakh in the near future. These travels provide the inspiration for many of his scintillating photographs.

Bishan's photographic gear and accessories consist of the following:

Camera : Nikon D300 with MB-D10
Lenses: Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, Nikon 200-400 f/4,Nikon 600f/4.Nikon 105mm Micro, Nikon 50 mm, 1.4x and 1.7x Teleconverters and Raynox DCR 250
Tripod:Gitzo 5541LS with Wimberley WH-200,Manfrotto 055xprob with 488RC0 ballhead.
Accessories: SB900 Flashes with Better Beamer flash extender, ML-3 Compact Modulite remote, Digicab Dehumidifier Cabinet, Lowepro computrekker AW

You can view some of his images on and

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