“Prakriti” in Sanskrit means Nature

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

I am Ajay Narsingh Rana, a wildlife/adventure photographer, and I created this blog to showcase the stunning flora and fauna found in Nepal.

Photography and documenting these subjects are undoubtedly enjoyable, but back in 2012, I realized that there was a lack of online resources in Nepal for amateurs to learn about and identify the subjects they encountered. The few available resources were hard to access and comprehend.

In 2015, this blog went live with the intention of bringing together nature enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, students, and the general public to observe, identify, and understand Nepal’s rich nature and wildlife.

Over the years, the online repository of flora and fauna has grown and improved. I regularly update information on various species and accompany them with updated pictures. This has been a long-term, self-funded project, aiming to encompass all the species of flora and fauna that Nepal has to offer, making this repository freely accessible to everyone.

You can support me in this endeavor by purchasing prints that I sell. Another way to contribute is to buy me a coffee, which you can find through the orange button at the bottom left of the page.

I welcome your valuable suggestions and feedback on any errors that may occur in my posts. Feel free to share your thoughts with me.


For more than fifteen years, I have pursued a freelance portfolio career, fueled by curiosity and a relentless pursuit of perfection. My passions lie in nature, adventure, and creativity, which have become the cornerstone of my expertise. At present, I work as an independent photographer and videographer, dedicating myself to capturing the wonders of wildlife, nature, and adventure activities.

To share my passion for Nepal’s rich flora and fauna, I maintain a blog at prakritinepal.com. Additionally, I organize and lead mountain bike trips in the majestic Himalayas. Many of my endeavors are seasonal and brief, so I also contribute articles on nature and conservation to print media. Moreover, I take on the role of a Wilderness First Aid instructor and serve as an Elite National Mountainbike National Commissaire for mountain bike races.

In the Himalayas, I work as a wilderness first responder during races and provide consultation for outdoor programs and mountain bike events. Drawing from my extensive experience as a former Coach for the National Cycling Team in Nepal for more than a decade, I offer guidance to individuals seeking to enhance their riding skills. Having worked in and experienced the adventure scene in Nepal, I organize the Nepal Adventure Expo every year in the autumn in Kathmandu.

Transforming my passions into a profession has been a true blessing, and I am genuinely in love with what I do. My focus remains true on continual learning, as I work to broaden my horizons every single day.


Sangrila (Nepal Airlines In-flight Magazine) (March 2024)
Title: Birds of Kathmandu Valley

Mongabay (27 December 2022)
Photos for the article titled: Himalayan community takes initiative to help dogs, wildlife and itself

Nepali Times #1134 ( 4-10 November 2022)
Cover photo: Smoke Screen

Nepali Times #1061 ( 14-20 May 2021)
Title:  Nature’s fragile gift to Nepal
A visual story regarding the fragile ecosystem we have in Nepal and its importance.

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

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

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

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

Nepali Times #816 (8-14 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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