Krinal Jani is a Deputy Section Officer at Gujarat Secretariat and a Wildlife Photographer by passion, majorly focusing on birds.
What is your favourite word?
I constantly feel like I have a "burning fire" inside me that exudes energy and motivates me to do things with all my heart. Be it cooking in the kitchen or waiting for hours to capture the perfect moment of wildlife. As one gets in touch with this inner passion, one treats every task equally and it always imparts a personal touch, a personal fragrance to whatever is being done.
What was the moment in your life that made you Blossom into the person you are today?
I've been with the world of birds for almost 2 decades. The urge of going into the nature and feeling that spiritual presence fascinates me. It is not anywhere else but the jungles that I feel belonged to. It feels right and I feel filled with contentment to be in the middle of all the wilderness. Birding and photography have brought the patience and faith in me over the time and nature has turned me into a composed person, I am today.
What would you want the young boys & girls to learn from your journey?
Youngsters are always eager to follow an inspiration and end up limiting themselves. Hence I wouldn't say that wildlife photography is an exciting thing to pursue because it is purely subjective. Being surrounded by wildlife and exploring the nature is my passion and is backed up by understanding myself. What I want to put across is for young enthusiasts to spend some time alone within themselves and bring forth their own passion and pursue their own light. It is from the inner side that the manifestation has to happen. When you spend time with yourself which most of the youngsters are not comfortable with, it actually allows you to understand yourself deeper. And from there you find your passion and can start working on it. This will help you find your purpose.
In addition to that, one can always bring a difference in and through, in daily chores by asking oneself if the work can be done creatively. Simple things, done differently, is your style and rawness.