Profile of Seetharam Maddali
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: www.naturearts.com
Publication Credits: Westways, Digital Texas, Birder's World, Digital SLR User and National Geographic.
Seetharam Maddali's accomplishments as wildlife photographer
- Two dozens of Seetharam Maddali's images showcased with world's fifth largest bird egg collection exhibition at San Bernardino County Museum.
- Award of Excellence in Arts - 18th TANA Conference 2011
- CMA 2011 Gold award winner - World Best Animal/Wildlife Photography Retail Wall Calendar
- CMA 2011 Gold award winner - USA Best Animal/Wildlife Photography Retail Wall Calendar
- CMA 2010 Silver award winner - National Best Animal/Wildlife Photography Retail Wall Calendar
- Two of Seetharam's images reached finals and three reached semi finals in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2010.
- National Geographic Daily Dozen, Apr 08, 2009
- Won First, Second and Third prizes in 49th Annual Hillcrest Festival of Arts, California.
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology Featured Photographer, November 2010
- Featured Artist, TANA 2009 International Festival, Chicago