A designer by qualification and a photographer by passion, Archna Singh is an adept Wildlife & Nature photographer for the last few years.

Archna graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi and has been associated with design and its intricacies for close to two decades. She has been teaching design as a guest faculty at NIFT, New Delhi & Pearl Academy since early 2006.
Archna’s foray into the world of photography began in 2006 assisting Delhi based acclaimed photographer Akhil Bakhshi. Working behind the lens was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and it encouraged her to actually start playing with the camera. Self-learning and experimentation have brought her to where she stands today. Her journey has been one of inner discovery and has unerringly led to her combine her passion for photography with her deep love of wildlife.

Backed by a strong design background, she has been actively involved in designing and publishing books, calendars, walks, events & exhibitions on wildlife for the last few years under her trademark “Orah Wildlife”.

Her wildlife images have been published in the National Geographic, BBC wildlife Magazine (UK), Wildlife Saevus magazine, Times UK & various publications across the UK. Her image titled “Muscle Power” was awarded an honourable mention in the National Geographic Photographer of the Year 2014, under the Nature category and was one of the top ten finalists in the 13th Annual Smithsonian Awards.

Exhibitions & Shows:

  1. Beauty In The Beast – An audio-visual show to raise awareness about our wildlife, at the Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, March 2012.
  1. World Wildlife Week – Exclusive display of wildlife in Africa & India at the DOD Foyer, India Habitat Centre, 1st Oct- 31st Oct 2012.
  1. On Higher Ground – First solo exhibition on wildlife in Africa & India, at the Visuals Art Gallery, 27th Oct-1st Nov 2012.
  1. Romanticists – A group exhibition of eight artists from different genres – portraying emotions and subtle moments captured in the wild Africa, at Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi, March 9th-11th 2013
  1. On Higher Ground – A solo exhibition on wildlife in Africa & India, at the Kriti Art Gallery, 15th Dec – 18th January 2014
Muscle Power
Muscle Power
This playful fight amongst two young sub adult Tigers was indeed a brilliant lifetime opportunity that lasted exactly 4-5 seconds. The cubs were sitting in the grass as dusk approached when suddenly one of them sneaked up behind the other and what happened next is captured in this image. This playful fight amongst the siblings is what prepares them for their survival in the wild. The sheer power of the Tiger is beautifully captured in this image and portrays the power that these magnificent cats possess.
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-contest/2014/entries/294284/view/
Image made: I5th May 2014 Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India.
EXIF Info: ISO 1250 | Aperture F/4.5 | Shutter speed 1/500s
Equipment used: Canon 1DC | Canon 200-400mm with built in extender@200 mm