After lapping up a B.E. and a MBA in his list of accolades, Mangesh followed his passion into the realm of wildlife photography, a two-decade ago when he picked up his first camera. Mangesh always had a fascination of clicking portraits of animals, starting from the likes of Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Tadoba; over time he moved away from the Tiger Jungles of Central India towards the exotic species deep into the Himalayas. One of the few Indian Photographers to have clicked the extremely elusive and rare Snow Leopard and Tibetian Wolf among other wildlife. The African Subcontinent is no stranger to him, right from the thorn forests of Samburu to the plains of Mara, the Gorillas in the mountains to the Wildebeest birthing in Serengeti, he has done it all. Another remarkable feat he achieved in the year 2017 was spending 180 days in the wild spanning almost 20+ jungles. In the summer of 2022, he clicked over 50 individual tigers in their respective habitats making his score of 200 plus tigers, clicked in the wild. He has been extensively featured in wildlife publications including magazines and exhibitions. With a firm grip and eye glued to the viewfinder, he’s always on the lookout for a unique frame in the wild.