Wildlife Photographer Tapan Sheth On Lockdown & COVID-19, Says “Safety Comes Above Everything”
Nature conservation has been a matter of concern for many years. With the unfortunate COVID-19 outbreak, it seems that the Earth has taken a break from humans and is getting purified. The novel coronavirus has shaken the entire globe. Looking at the situation, India is in its complete lockdown for 21 days which began from March 25, 2020 midnight. Wildlife photographer Tapan Sheth based in Rajkot is enjoying his quarantine time with family in Gujarat. The photographer had earlier even revealed that the forest is his second home and he loves to spend time amongst the flora and fauna.
His portfolio includes some of the breathtaking pictures of nature and other wildlife animals including Vultures, Peacocks, Asiatic Lions and other species. Speaking about his self-quarantine time at home, Tapan quoted, “I am totally following what the honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi Ji said in his announcement. The 21-day lockdown will make people bored and will also affect businesses big time. But I am keeping myself occupied and I have finally got time to spend with my family as well. This is the time I have got to look at the progress I have made with my work so far. Everything can wait because safety comes above everything.”
Sheth besides being a photographer also owns Sakshi Infoway Pvt. Ltd, a leading web design company in Rajkot. His work as a freelance photographer is appreciated by various giants like BBC and Apple. The wildlife pictures clicked by him were earlier also featured by Natgeo and National Geographic respectively. Away from forests, Tapan Sheth is currently making the most of his time at home. Giving a final piece of advice, he said, “Let’s all be united together at this critical moment. It is a tough phase for everyone in the country and the world. I would just say to people to stay at home and completely avoid going out until and unless there is an emergency. We will fight coronavirus and will emerge as winners”. That’s the spirit every Indian must have to curb against this deadly virus.