"I describe myself as a naturalist and adventurer. When I was working on documentaries I realized that there was a huge opportunity to raise awareness of conservation issues through travel"
I have a deep-rooted concern and a strong feeling to treat the nature compassionately, that includes both animals and plants. Hence, if I have any ambition at all, that would be solely to conserve the true beauty of the nature and wild life.
Nothing amuses me more than being in the wild. Some call me "The Wild Boy" and which as a matter of fact is correct. I also prefer introducing myself a Yogi. The Philosophy and meditation are two things I embrace wholeheartedly.
My activities also come under the titles of "Wildlife Photographer", "Wildlife Enthusiast", "Nature Activist", "Tour Guide" and a "Traveler".
Photography is the best among many of my hobbies. I love sharing the beautiful moments and places captured by me in the wild with the world. For the reason being so, I have introduced country's many hidden attractions through travel videos as a presenter of Nadegura Conservation Society, at the very beginning of digital era. Soon, many of the young generation got attracted to the adventure travelling by following my footsteps. Later, this was vastly spread all over Sri Lanka. Today I am happy about guiding the society and young generation to protect and conserve our heritage for the future.
The happiness that I enjoy capturing the wildlife is incomparable. Knowing the value and true meaning of nature and wildlife, I do not hesitate to voice out or take action against any threats to the nature.
My wish is that, every human being love the nature and absorbs the divine serenity it offers lavishly. Because, without the plants and animals, there will never be a mankind.
As the famous Scottish-American Naturalist, John Muir says "The Mountains are calling and I must go."
- Thushara Palliyaguruge