Abhijit | | Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Chemistry graduate from V.G.Vaze-Kelkar college, did PGD in Paint Technology from V.J.T.I. – Matunga (Mumbai). As my stint in Paint industry, spent 7 years in Asian Paints Ltd and now working with Pidilite Industries Ltd.

Started climbing the beautiful Sahyadri hills to visit historical forts & peaks back in 1997 when my friend Rahul Puranik took me to Kalsubai – highest peak in Maharashtra – as my first trekking destination. Since then, have spent more than 100 weekends dedicated purely for trekking.

My first SLR camera – fully manual Nikon FE – (taking inspiration from Abhay Puranik) came in May 2001 and I still remember the first result of developing the film … it was all BLANK …I had not loaded the film properly :). Since then, it has been a wonderful journey with a perfect symphony of travel & photography.

Current equipement

Body :

  • Nikon D50
  • Nikon D200
  • Nikon D3100

Lens :

  • Nikkor 18-55mm
  • Tamron 11-18mm
  • Tamron 75-300 mm F4/5.6
  • Sigma 170-500mm F5/6.3
  • Nikkor 300 mm F/2.8 VR I
  • Tamron 90 mm 1:1 macro
  • Nikkor 50 mm F/1.8

Accessories :

  • Kenko Teleplus Pro DG 1.4X TC
  • Kenko Teleplus Pro DG 2X TC
  • Nikon SB600 Flashgun
  • Benro tripod with BH1 Ball-head


Wish list :

  • 70-200 F/2.8 lens (Ideally Nikon, but practically Tamron SP 70-200 F/2.8) OR Nikon 80-200 F/2.8
  • Nikon D7000 Body


  1. I know Abhijit almost since March 2008… we were togather on a Flamingo watching trip. It was Tushar Nidambur who introduced me to Abhijit. And since then have been regularly going for bird watching trips with him.
    He is great enthusiast person… give him a break from office and you will find him busy with some extracurricular activity… (mostly birding and astronomy). I have seen him running behind the Indian Bustards with his tripod mounted camera on shoulder for almost half a kilometer. What more to say… very good person at heart, a good photographer and a good friend!
    I am putting these comments on your own site and it is certainly not to praise you… it only tells something about you… so ugach harbharyachya zadavar chadhu nakos. You are good the way you are.

    Comment by Atul Kolhe — August 2, 2010 @ 9:46 am

  2. I like the whole site and its contents, congratulations
    I am little jealous on your current equipments
    Would like to know the softwares used by you for post process.

    Thank you

    BTW, (Home and About page) why the lens hood still in reverse, and a flashgun for tele-zoom ?

    Comment by Sasidharan Damodaran — September 6, 2010 @ 10:39 am

  3. Hi Sasidharan,

    Thnx. Lens hood was nt ON because friend took d photo before we actually got on to work :-). Flash was needed to “fill in” – weathr was cloudy.

    I use Adobe Photoshop CS3…just using the basics though, of this fantastic software.

    Thanks again!

    Comment by admin — September 6, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

  4. Hi dost,
    how is the painting of nature u r enjoying?
    u r photography is CHABUK

    Comment by amol vani — October 5, 2010 @ 11:17 am

  5. It’s a beautiful site.I recently visited Tadoba Andhari,melghat,chaparala.was on 15 days official/casual tour so when i visited your site ,i enjoyed it.Thanks !

    Comment by umesh kulkarni. — October 5, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

  6. Its more than a dozen years now that I am knowing a person called Abhijit Avalaskar. I am really impressed with his enthusiasm. His dedication to photography, nature and lot many other good things he does.
    He is a good, close and loving friend.
    I am previleged to have such friend!

    Comment by Shishir — October 10, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

  7. Dear Abhijit,

    It’s a wonderful site to visit and I expect to see more and more of your work here.

    As you must be aware, our Gandhari visit in March 2009 can be called , my first birding experience with passionate birders like you and Rakesh. The evergrwoing interest in birds and – as an unavoidable consequence – in all that comes across in nature, owes a lot to that Gandhari trip and ultimately to you :-)

    Wish you all the best for your site (though not new now) and new equipment.

    p.s. I can see many intersting additions like your favourite songs ………..


    Comment by Santosh Gulavani — October 17, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

  8. Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

    – Kris

    Comment by mietwagen spanien — October 18, 2010 @ 9:16 am

  9. Dear Abhijeet,

    Superb site.
    Your photos are inspiring. Great work indeed !!!

    -Shailesh Karkhanis

    Comment by Shailesh Karkhanis — October 18, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

  10. Hi Abhijit

    You have a beautiful site!! And loaded with Excellent Photographs!!!

    Got this link from Santosh Gulavani. I was also part of Gandhari visit in 2009(as referred by Santosh Gulavani here). I cherish those memories a lot.

    I wish you all the very best with your new Nikkor 300 F2.8. I am sure we are in for ever better treats on your sites.

    You are an inspiration!


    Comment by Pankaj Pandit — October 19, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

  11. hi abhi,,

    amazing photos..liked ur beautiful site

    Comment by saras — November 9, 2010 @ 5:19 am

  12. Hi Abhijeet,

    Awesome photography !!!

    I guess ur from Kalyan, any plans to start a photograhy club in kalyan
    would like to be part of such a group…

    Bhushan K.
    email: bhushan179@gmail.com

    Comment by Bhushan K — January 3, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

  13. Hi Abhijeet
    Today morning is very lucky for me ,bcz i find a friend who is REAL FRIEND OF NATURE AND WILDLIFE CREATURE,I AM PROUD OF YOUR EFFORTS,and hope to continue for same

    Comment by mohan Raj purohit — July 2, 2011 @ 8:11 am

  14. Hi Abhijeet,

    I am Manoj’s (Bhoomkar) cousin & get to see lot of your Photography Activity on Facebook. Today just thought of visiting your Website so here I am. I must say that you have a gift. I too am into Photography but at a very amateurish level.

    Anyways, it was lovely looking at all these pictures. Happy Clicking!


    Comment by Sameer P. Kulkarni — August 3, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

  15. Hello Abhijeet,

    Congratulations for taking such beautiful photographs…….I loved it… and always visit you…the web address given is of my friend Artist Eby N Joseph,, you may like it.. With warm regards…….Rajendraprasad.

    Comment by Rajendra Prasad.C.P — May 10, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

  16. Hello Abhijit,,,,,,, congratulations……..beautiful photographs……..

    Comment by Rajendra Prasad.C.P — May 10, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

  17. Superb, wonderful , awesome … etc are not enough to describe these heart touching netrasukhad, neatural drawings. simply great……

    Comment by sneha — June 17, 2012 @ 10:09 am

  18. Hello Abhijit
    Awesome photos Abhi
    it is simply great
    i also intrested in photography can you advice me about photography classes
    Also which camera & lence i buy (for all type photography)

    Comment by Darshan — July 31, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

  19. can you give me your email id?

    Comment by Darshan — July 31, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

  20. Hey Abhijit….all your photos are really awesome…specially…insects and birds.
    even i am having intrest in photography…and your pics are giving me more inspiration to look forward for photography.

    Comment by Sameer — September 30, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

  21. It’s a wonderful site to visit. Nice photos.

    Comment by Vishal Nandanwar — December 28, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

  22. Your are truley inspirational. The way you carried your passion for photography. Its really amazing.

    Keep us posted with wonderful stories of wildlife and nature.

    Comment by Sachin Chavan — January 11, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

  23. Hi Abhijit, excellent collection of photography.
    Thank you very much for sharing pics and information of such incredible places of India.
    One can get inspired to visit those places.
    must say HATS OFF.

    Comment by Raghav Wawdane — May 22, 2013 @ 10:29 am

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