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Tallo considers himself lucky to have been born in one of the most picturesque parts of the extreme North Eastern state in India. Experiencing the lush green mountains, mesmerizing sounds of the dense forests, breathtaking rows of multicolour flowers of the jungles, crystal clear blue waters, magnificent tall trees, listening to the orchestra of birdsongs, patrolling of the elephants and tigers, smelling of composting leaves, movements of the camouflaged snakes, spellbound bright and attractive colours of the chameleons and much more is indeed an unbelievably fascinating sight. If one’s life is surrounded by these enchanting and engaging beauties of nature, one is bound to get interested in capturing these precious moments. Tallo found great pleasure in observing and enjoying the nature’s beauty and pursuing a hobby of taking pictures and videos.
A tough Career.
He had the vision and inclination and watched National Geography, movies and videos on wildlife and nature. To begin with, it is expensive, time-consuming, requires a lot of patience and extraordinary eye for detail. If one has to capture special and unique moments, one has to probably spend months in the wilderness. Just not capturing the moments, but set his eyes on being a filmmaker.
He came across an NGO “Green Hub” which helps and provides the necessary training and experience for passionate photographers to get into filmmaking. The NGO focuses on promoting documentaries and movies based on culture, wildlife and the environment of the North East. It was the right place and he soon became a member and is an editor with them. He works on various topics like identifying genetics, census of the elephants etc.,
Glimpse of Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
The name itself suggests that it’s a home for more than a hundred species of birds and its truly a birdwatchers’ paradise. It is located in the foothills of Himalayas of West Kameng District in Arunachal Pradesh. There is a string of other sanctuaries like Nameri, Sonai Rupai, Sessa, Pakke and reserved forests.
Dream come true.
Not only did Anthony accomplish his dream of making films, he was conferred with the prestigious “Young Achiever Award 2016” for his film “Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary”, by Woodpecker International Film Festival (WIFF) which was chosen among 94 films, a dozen languages and themes from across seven countries. As aptly said by the DFO Milo Tasser - What better way than the visual media to promote the activities and efforts of this sanctuary to the rest of the world. The sound effects, the photography and the moments in the film are simply awesome.
He is certainly moving on the fast track and has launched his own production company along with three of his batch mates and primarily focusing on conservation. His unit Genesis 4 is currently working on a new bird species “Bugun Liocichla” discovered by Raman Athreya.