UTB graduate honored by National Geographic

Sandesh Kadur

POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 3:29pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 3:29pm

36 year old Sandesh Kadur is a 2001 University of Texas at Brownsville graduate. He is only 1 of 17 photographers in the world named as an emerging explorer by National Geographic magazine.

The award recognizes uniquely gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists and innovators who are at the forefront of discovery.

Kadur was honored for his work as a wildlife filmmaker and still photographer.

Kadur has traveled all around the world visiting sites like Mexico shooting sea turtles and the Himalayas.

"You are humbled by the the size of the mountains, the scale of the mountains, everyday was a new experience we found new species, we documented new things every day, and that's one of the most incredible things to see new things on a daily basis."said Kudar.

From Kadur's adventures in the Himalayas he put a book together called Mountains of life.

Kadur says he developed many of his skills when he was at student at UTB part of their science club and working at the Sabal Palm Sanctuary in Brownsville.

"Being exposed to south Texas wildlife was fantastic this was one of the most bio diverse parts of the United States being here and working at places like this enabled you to develop better skills in indentifying birds in this landscape, and today I used the techniques I learned 15 years ago working here."said Kudar

Kadur says he loves his job and will continue looking for the next adventure to shoot.

Photos and video courtesy of Sandesh Kadur.

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