Kia ora!

I am a nature photographer living in Auckland, New Zealand and have previously lived in the United States and India. I am the founder of IMAgEN8, a registered charity whose purpose is to foster sustainable connections with New Zealand's natural environment in our diverse communities through education, photography and technology. I have self-published six books of nature photography, two in partnership with my wife, Nagaja Sanatkumar.

I create photographs because I am inspired to explore and conserve what is beautiful. I wish to bring happiness to others by showing them a small slice of this beautiful world we live in. My photography is about experiences of oneness with the world around us, of seeing beauty obvious or subtle, in this world that is always changing and vastly diverse. Moments when all else fades into the background and one’s mind is clear and focused yet unaware of the separation of self from what ones sees, moments of nirvana, of happiness. In nature, there is deep wellness.

soft light filters through
my eyes, in their attempt to
blink at shutter speed

Photographs: Tushar Sharma
All images are Rights Managed with Copyright Tushar Sharma


All profits from photography projects are donated to charitable purposes of IMAgEN8.