About me

Thanks for taking time to visit this page. I am Kuntal Nandi; by profession an IT consultant, by  interest a wannabe photographer 🙂

Jokes apart, photography was a childhood hobby for me. Having grown up in Siliguri, in the northern part of West Bengal (India), my hometown offered me ample scope to take pictures of Nature. From the murmuring cascades to the majestic Himalayas, I clicked on whatever caught my fancy. Getting hold of my first DSLR opened a whole new world before me-to test, to experiment, to develop. Gradually I realised that my penchant lay where it all began from- Nature/Wildlife photography, especially bird photography. A fairly new entrant to bird photography, I started taking interest in avian photography sometime in late 2011. A chance visit to CKBS on the outskirts of Kolkata with another photographer friend was the initiation. Though I am equally passionate about photographing landscapes, unfortunately Kolkata doesn’t offer the scope for landscape photography. Hence birding came naturally. Over the last two years that I have clicked avian species, I have tried to capture anything and everything that caught my imagination from a common house sparrow to the beautiful pheasant-tailed jacana. What also interests me further is special moments that birds engage themselves in. The kingfisher diving to catch that minuscule shrimp in a split of a second or a green bee-eater tossing the bee in the air to devour it or an open-billed stork trying to make that perfect landing in a lush green paddy-field- every single activity of birds excites me, fascinates me, intrigues me and provides me the fuel to capture more such moments.

While all the photographs are taken by me, the words, captions and write-ups are furnished by my wife.




  • Nikon D60
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon D7200


  • Nikon 35mm f/1.8
  • Nikon 85mm f/3.5
  • Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Nikon 55-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
  • Nikon 300 mm f/4
  • Nikon TC-14E (Teleconverter)

Other Accessories :

  • Manfrotto MKC3-H02 (Tripod)
  • Few lens filters