Shakti is born and raised in the Andaman Islands. He has a Master’s degree in Marine Biology and worked as a scientist for a Bombay Natural History Society. He has spent the last 5 years travelling and SCUBA diving off most islands in Andaman & Nicobar Archipelago.
He is also a biker, an emerging wildlife photographer and loves birdwatching. At Tribesmen, Shakti leads the birdwatching tours and makes sure that everything goes as planned. He has extensively explored the jungles and roamed at sea and possesses a great knowledge about the islands.
Shakti’s favorite travel memory is his Kashmir to Kanyakumari solo bike ride in 2016. He wanted to explore the country and decided to just ride it through 12 Indian states covering 7500kms in 24days time.
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Gokul or Google if you can’t pronounce properly is originally from the temple town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, But has been working and living in the Andaman Islands for the past 5 years. He is a Wildlife Biologist, currently pursuing his PhD in Wetland Birds of the Islands.
He has over 20 research publication and his “never sleep till you find a new bird species” motto has resulted in the first distributional record of 35 bird species from the archipelago most notably the Chinese Egret. At Tribesmen, Gokul leads birdwatching tours as well.
Gokul’s favorite travel memory is from his trip to Great Nicobar Island in search of Nicobar Megapode. After so many unsuccessful attempts to photograph the bird, finally one individual flew in and sat on a branch overhead. In Close second, comes his visit to the infamous Narcondom Island to see the Narcondom Hornbills.