Chandresh Kedhambadi (C.K) is a landscape and astrophotography photographer based in Alberta, Canada.
Chandresh Kedhambadi’s work focuses on capturing the pristine beauty offered by the Canadian Rockies. Chandresh is a self-taught photographer driven by passion for exploring and educating. Photographing the Northern Lights and the Milky Way Galaxy along with landscapes and winterscapes is a core aspect of his photography. CK often loves to incorporate an human element into his compositions.
VISION & MISSION STATEMENT
My Photographic Journey
Learn more about Chandresh and his origins into photography in this feature article on Nomadict.
"Yatra" is the Runner-up in the Canadian Geographic's 2023 Canadian Photo of the Year
I am humbled and honoured to announce that “YATRA” was selected as a finalist and has won the runner-up prize in the Outdoor Adventure category of the Canadian Geographic’s 2023 Canadian Photo of the Year Competition. A big congratulations to all the finalists and winners! A big thank you to Canadian Geographic and Royal Canadian Geographical Society for voting YATRA.
YATRA in Sanskrit means journey. Exploring ice has been a journey for me since the impacts of Covid. To experience beauty of exploring ice caves there is a trade-off with the dangers associated with some of the harshest conditions winter can throw at you and the hidden dangers in the glaciers. I have had to invest a lot of time in learning and developing the skills needed for this type of exploration. This shot reminds me that it does not matter how far you have come in your journey, there is always something more to learn and a lot further up to climb. The beauty of the natural world is worth all those efforts, however hard it can be at times.
Capture Date: March, 2023.
Location: Banff NP, Alberta, Canada
Camera: Sony ILCE-7RM3
Lens: Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM
Settings: 13mm, 1/100 sec, f/9.0, ISO 80
Making a difference through citizen science…
Chandresh has a unique opportunity to help the scientific community in helping decode S.T.E.V.E, a mysterious phenomenon in the night sky, via a citizen science program Aurorasaurus with NASA. C.K continues to be involved in citizen science as an ambassador for Aurorasaurus, a NASA initiative reporting ground observations for Northern Lights, S.T.E.V.E and the Noctilucent clouds. These ground observations enables scientists to track and gather real-time data via satellites that leads to solving mysterious phenomenons in the night sky. This transformation has given C.K an enhanced sense of purpose and an added dimension to his astrophotography.
The Story of S.T.E.V.E
Learn more about citizen science and how the photography community and scientist community work together in decoding a mysterious night sky phenomenon called S.T.E.V.E in this documentary featuring Chandresh.
Citizen Science Programs
Learn about all the difference citizen science programs ongoing at NASA. Chandresh is one of the ambassadors for NASA's northern lights citizen science program called Aurorasaurus.