Photo exhibition on Mangalajodi

Only 75 minutes away from Bhubaneswar, near Tangi, is the magical bird paradise of Mangalajodi. Located at the north-eastern edge of Chilika Lake, this 10 sq km patch of marshland has remained in the shadow of its famed parent lagoon. Mangalajodi is one of the largest of the 132 villages that stands on the banks of Chilika Lake. It hosts more than three lakhs migrating birds every winter

 The Magic of Mangalajodi, a photo exhibition, showcasing photographs of Mangalajodi taken by Avinash Khemka, would be held from December 7 to 13 at Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre here.

It was informed in a press meet Wednesday called by Song of the Wild, a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on the need to document precious flora and fauna that face intense threat worldwide due to degradation of natural habitats, global warming and climate change.

The exhibition will be curated by eminent ornithologist and author Bikram Grewal, noted wildlife photographer Sandeep Dutta, and well-known birdwatcher and conservationist Panchami Manoo Ukil.

Students from schools, colleges, as well as children from orphanages in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack have been invited to view and participate in this exhibition.

Photographer Avinash began to capture the avian diversity and landscapes in his lens, through the seasons, year after year.

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