Life Meets the Lens is an attempt to educate students and general public to explore the natural world and witness its remarkable biodiversity.

The idea is to help people become aware of the thousands of life forms that thrive in an invisible and delicate web of interdependence to ensure a balance of various natural processes on our planet. Through this project, people gain the perspective to look at life from a scientific lens as opposed to the day-to-day socio-economic lens which unfortunately is skewed unfairly towards a human-centric view. 

We create a friendly learning environment for students and adults where they can study, experiment and have meaningful conversations about the natural ecosystems, to which we all are so closely connected. As a part of this, we conduct workshops that include nature walks, field observations, data collection, its analysis, documentation and dialogues with experts that can help find broad correlations between different findings.

Vikram, 33, is an avid Life Sciences enthusiast and an equally passionate photographer. He has spent over a decade trying to capture the glory of life in everything from the movement of ants to the dance of the bees, from the blooming of flowers to the wings of the birds. Although he has an undergrad degree in Botany and a Masters in Human Genomics, his love affair with biodiversity began when he was a little child. Born in the Himalayan town of Palampur, Vikram spent a great deal of his time as a child (and even now) in the forest collecting seeds, dead insects, stones, skulls and bones of dead animals, feathers, mushrooms and everything else that he could sneak into the house without being caught. 

He is also a National Geographic Explorer. More about him can be read here: