Profile of Seetharam Maddali

Seetharam Maddali, Wildlife Photographer in Bryce Canyon, Utah.

Seetharam Maddali was born in Krishna-Godavari river basin of Southern India, a place that witnesses one of the largest bird migrations on Earth. His birthplace is one of the world's largest natural gas reserves and tragically the home to many endangered species.

Growing up, Seetharam observed many fascinating creatures: colorful Painted Storks, Spot-Billed Pelicans, peafowl, water buffalos, Olive Ridley turtles and venomous cobras. These experiences influenced his interest in sketching and, later, wildlife photography.

Seetharam’s Master’s degree in computing gave him the opportunity to move to the United States in the late 90s, where he had an opportunity to work with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and United States Forest Service on web-enabling conservation, Land use planning and the permitting process. Seetharam’s environmental concerns dramatically expanded during this period of work, as did his knowledge of North American flora and fauna.

Seetharam’s photography (prints, wildlife calendars) hangs in both private and corporate collections. He is always searching for and finding new inspirations. His website is a showcase for his photographic art:

Publication Credits: Westways, Digital Texas, Birder's World, Digital SLR User and National Geographic.

Seetharam Maddali's accomplishments as wildlife photographer