Photography has always been that one task Hyderabadis are obsessed with. However, what started as a hobby or get-away from the stressful life of work or studies gained popularity and importance in the past decade is a full-fledged profession. The earnings from it can be enough and more to live a happy life.
Macro photographer Durga Shankar, an analyst with a reputed organization, has found his love for photography and finds his subjects in the tiny creatures we see around us but often don't pay attention. Photography filled with detail of the exotic creatures around us is what the latter is known Shannu_pixels on Instagram and Facebook is his page that is quite popular and features uploads of these tiny creatures captured from the best angles using a camera or the mobile phone.
Some of his pictures that showcased rare creatures are liked by the world over and have brought him awards from around the globe. The biggest of his features include listing his image in the 'Top 20 Most surprising captures worldwide from nature' by Brightside Magazine in 2020. Durga Shankar's pictures also keep featuring on Nature, Reddit, Einstein feed, Ifyouhigh, Blowing up History, Bored Panda, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Insects of our world as well.
The macro photographer born and raised in this city is doing fantastic work with his camera and attention to detail. Some of the pictures that the latter clicked are just unbelievable. It was fascinating to know that creatures rumored to exist in North America and European nations are captured in the water bodies and forest sides in the city. The photographer uses Redmi Note K20 and Prosumer Glow V2, a macro lens for his mobile, and has been recognized by Redmi as the ambassador and content creator for Redmi India mobiles.