Debashish Dutta – The Founder

Featured in the prestigious Africa Geographic – Photographer of the Year 2020 Contest – Debashish Dutta is a pro – level Natural History Photographer with a career spanning over 12 years shooting in the Indian and African wildernesses.

His work has been well recognized by Nikon India, Nikon Asia and BBC Earth.

He has been extensively covered by the mainstream India media with his features appearing in DNA, Deccan Chronicle, Asian Age, Indian Express, magazines like CEO India and Gladrags. He has been interviewed by FM Radio Stations like Fever 104 FM and Radio One 94.3 FM.

He writes a column for award winning Pennsylvania based American journalist Joan Mead Matsui.

Debashish wrote the popular piece “The African Photo Safari Simplified” for Africa’s popular safari portal called Africa Freak and America’s most popular digital magazine called “National Parks Traveler”

Recently he has been invited to contribute to the esteemed UK based digital only wildlife magazine – Wild Planet Photo Mag

He has earned a written endorsement for his photography from Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, ex – India Head, HSBC.

Debashish is the Founder of “Return to the Jungles” – a platform for raising funds for biodiversity conservation projects in India and for running a community driven afforestation program called “The Sacred Grove”.

Along side his work in the wild, Debashish has had a dynamic corporate career with over 20 years of experience across large global banks and financial services organisations like GE Capital, HSBC, ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and State Street. Currently, he leads Enterprise Risk Management for a large global financial services organisation in his capacity as Global Director and Head – Enterprise Risk Management.

Debashish shoots exclusively with Nikon and his equipment list is:


  • Multiple Nikon D850 bodies


  • AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR