Our Naturalists

  • bali-profile-picBalvinder Singh (Bali)
    Founder of Wildlife Explorer India, Balvinder Singh (Bali) is a wildlife enthusiast & photographer, and works as safari guide and accompanies groups as tour leader. He travels extensively in his quest to discover the wonders and wilderness of Indian wildlife across India, and follows his passion for nature and photography. He loves being in the nature and shares his experience and knowledge with his clients who have been groups and individuals. Bali is an award winning guide & leader, and in 2010 he was nominated by Wanderlust magazine as one of the top ten leaders worldwide.
  • Narindra Kumar
    Born and brought up in Bharatpur town (also known as Birder’s paradise), Narindra Kumar has done diploma in Nature and Wildlife Interpretation at the Forest Department of Rajasthan. Narindra has a keen interest in Indian Wildlife and has been leading tiger safari tours & birding tours across India over the last 20 years. He tries to impart to his guests a deeper understanding of Indian culture while showing the beautiful flora & fauna of different places. Narindra has led numerous wildlife tours to various national parks of India which includes Corbett, Keoladeo, Kaziranga, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambhore, Pench and Tadoba.
  • Harish Sharma
    Harish is one of our tour leaders and has been leading wildlife tours across India. Besides this, Harish has also been working as an ornithologist for the last 10 years. Although he holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities, he decided to pursue his career as a naturalist cum ornithologist as he had developed his interest in mammals and birds since his childhood. Harish loves being in the wilderness & enjoys sharing his knowledge & passion for birding with his guests. He has traveled extensively within India and has successfully led many wildlife safari tours in many parts of the country.
  • Satyapal Singh (Satpal)
    Satpal was born & brought up in Bharatpur – a famous Bird sanctuary in Rajasthan. After he finished his studies, he started working as naturalist at Bharatpur bird sanctuary as he is fond of bird watching since his childhood. After his marriage, he shifted to Ramnager in Uttarakhand (a town close to Corbett National Park) and started working as naturalist for some of the reputed Jungle lodges. Now he works as free lancer Tour guide for wildlife & birding tours across India. During his free time, he monitors the behavior of birds & mammals, and also helps in conservation workshops.
  • Himanshu
    Himanshu is native of Nagpur city located in between Pench & Tadova National Park. He is passionate about Indian wildlife and works as naturalist at Tadova, Pench & Kanha National Parks. He is well-versed with the topography, flora and fauna of these park. He usually plans each day based on expectations of clients, his insight and interpretation of natural surroundings. He has been leading our wildlife focused trips. Although Himanshu holds a bachelor’s degree in Humanities, he preferred to pursue his career as a naturalist cum ornithologist as he developed interest in mammals and birds. He takes special care of his clients and brings lots of appreciations at the end of each trip.
  • Rafeeq
    Rafeeq born & grew up at Sawai Madhopur, a town very close to Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan state. His passion for wildlife started during his childhood: he grew up visiting the jungle with his father. Rafeeq has developed a broad-based knowledge of wildlife – an ideal background for a tour guide. He has also been involved in developing a database of Indian wildlife & the birds of Ranthambore. Rafeeq has been associated with park authorities during Tiger census at Ranthambore. He has been leading wildlife trips all across India over 16 years and a true travel companion for wildlife lovers.
  • Erwin Agnel
    Erwin is a well experienced naturalist and enjoys sharing his wide knowledge of India wildlife with his guests. His talks on Indian wildlife are that interesting that you will keep listening him for hours. He is also involved in wildlife photography and shares photography tips with his clients at Satpura National Park. He feels proud to be the part of Indian wildlife Society.
  • Bandu Mankar
    Bandu is an experienced and knowledgeable Jeep driver, who comes from a tribal family lives in Mohurli village situated in the periphery of Tadoba National Park. He establishes a very good understanding along with his guests at a short span of time and delivers at his best the wildlife experience as per the taste of the clients. He is very good in spotting mammals & birds while driving in the park.
  • Vinod (Kerala)
    Vinod lives in Thattekad village next to famous Thattekad Bird Sanctuary in Kerala. Since he has always lived close to the bird sanctuary, he used to make regular visits with his friends and gradually became keen bird watcher. He has been leading bird watching trips in Kerala over the last 12 years and associated with us in 2012. He has got an edge to identify many endemic birds in South India.
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