Conservation and Ethics
Being very passionate about conservation issues, and grateful that he has full-time employment, Nitin donates ALL profits to three organizations working to save these beautiful creatures. Proceeds from the sale of elephant prints will go to the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, big cat prints will go to the Cheetah Conservation Fund and rhinoceros prints to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Please click on the hyperlinks and learn more about the great work that these organizations do.
The International League of Conservation Photographers set ethical standards that it promotes for wildlife photographers, which Nitin follows scrupulously – especially since he's an international development professional. In addition to integrity, respect and professionalism, the League also stipulates field practices which protect the animals being photographed as well as regard for the environment, indigenous people and the scientists, guides and others working towards conservation.
With the exception of the white rhinos on Ol Pejeta Conservancy which are housed in a specially designed pen, all of the animals photographed in the Monochromes Collection are wild. In keeping with the ethical standards, none of his photos are digitally manipulated – other than the conversion to black and white, and the captions were fact checked for accuracy.