“Prakriti” in Sanskrit means Nature

prakritinepal.com is a blog that features the flora and fauna found in Nepal.

Namaste!!!  I’m Ajay Narsingh Rana, a wildlife/adventure photographer who created this blog to share the beautiful flora and fauna we have in our country- Nepal. Taking pictures and documenting the subject is definitely fun but back in 2012 I realized that in Nepal there weren’t many online resources available for amateurs to learn and identify the subjects they have seen, and what resources were available were difficult to access. The blog became live in 2015 with the aim to bring people who are into nature & wildlife,  students, the general public to see and identify the nature and wildlife that Nepal has to offer. Let’s talk about nature, spread the knowledge, help protect the fragile life cycle and coexist in this beautiful world.

Please feel free to leave your valuable suggestions and pointers for the errors I’ve made in the posts.

Help me in this quest by supporting me through the prints that I sell.


About Me

Inquisitive in nature and the will for perfection has led me into a freelance portfolio career for more than a decade. Nature, adventure, creation, have been my forte. I currently work on documenting wildlife-nature-adventure on both photo and video mediums, a blogger in prakritinepal.com, and lead mountain bike trips in the Himalayas.

A lot of things I do are season-based and short so I also write about nature and conservation for print media, teach Rural First Aid, work as an elite mountain bike national commissaire for mountain bike races.

I also work as a wilderness first responder for races in the Himalayas, work as a consultant (for outdoor programs, mountain bike events, their planning, and management). Having also worked as the National Coach for cycling in Nepal for almost a decade I consult individuals on riding better.

Turning my passions into my profession has been a blessing and I love what I do, with the focus on learning more every single day.


Publication

Nepali Times #1022 ( 7-13th August 2020)
Title:  It’s a small  world
Encounters in the small world during the COVID19 lockdown.

Republica “The Week” ( 26th October 2018)
Title:  The Unnoticed
Photo feature on the importance of insects.

The Kathmandu Post (28th July 2018)
Title:  Karnali: Walking on either side
A trek from Rara National Park to Khaptad National Park

The Kathmandu Post (6th January 2018)
Title:  A Wild Year 
Summary of what I saw in 2018

Nepali Times #816 (8th-14th July 2016)
Title:  Managing Dogs in Manang 
Photo Story on neutering dogs and cats in Himalayan regions

Republica “The Week” ( July 2015)
Title:  Tiny Beauties
Article and Macro photos of insects

The Kathmandu Post (September 2011)
Title: Photo Contest “Gardens”
Won the photo contest titled “Gardens” with the photo which had an Oriental Garden Lizard basking in the morning sun with a Beetle on its head.


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