Axel Gomille

Axel Gomille is a biologist from Germany with a passion for Indian wildlife. He studied zoology in Frankfurt and in Lakeland, Florida, and works for the German public television broadcaster ZDF as a journalist and filmmaker, specialising in topics on wildlife and conservation. He sets out on the trail of wild animals whenever possible, and has been travelling to India on a regular basis for the past 25 years. Working as a biologist in the tiger reserves of Kanha and Bandhavgarh was a defining experience for him, giving him the opportunity to learn more about the ecology and behaviour of Indian wildlife. Gomille’s work as an author and photographer has taken him to some of the most beautiful reserves around the world. A key question on his mind is how people and wildlife will continue to coexist in the 21st century. Gomille’s photographs and TV documentaries have received multiple awards. He shot the first photo story on wild sloth bears, which was published in magazines worldwide, including BBC Wildlife, GEO International and Asian Geographic, while his documentary The Tiger Experiment portrayed conservation efforts for tigers in India. Wild India is his sixth book.