A commercial artist by profession, Raman Kulkarni is a renowned Wildlife and Conservation Photographer and presently Honorary Wildlife Warden of the Kolhapur district, Maharashtra. Along with photography he is also involved in various scientific studies and explorations in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and Goa. His efforts in designing various nature interpretation centres for the Forest Department in Maharashtra and Goa State are noteworthy. He has made many excellent wildlife documentary films and has been conducting awareness programs for school, college students and for front line staff of the Forest Department. Many of his photographs have been published in various magazines and books and have won him various accolades over the years. Calm and composed, Raman is less of a talker and more of a doer, but if you make him speak you will be treated with loads of knowledge.