Introduced to nature by his father at a very tender age, which Capt Suresh Sharma believes to be the reason behind his passions for nature, photography and travel. The passion even drove the veteran to join and serve the Indian army for six years to be a proud citizen as every young man with zeal and passion loves to serve his country and witness the beauty of it. After having served in the thickest of operations for 18 months as an Indian Peace Keeping Soldier in Sri Lanka, he found contentment as a soldier. It was time to check on his bucket list and pursue his passion towards nature, photography and travel as a full time hobby and help conserve it.
“If my father gifts me a car, it’s my responsibility to take care of it’s maintenance,” he says for the environment, a strong message that is meant for our generation to follow, from a wise man who has lived his bucket list.
“I bid the Indian army adieu to pursue my passions whole time, like a free bird,” he says. He has been associated with a number of projects and has immensely contributed to two films by the National Geographic Society, USA owing to his expertise in designing and wildlife photography.
“My sole mission is Nature Conservation Education,”he says. To fund his bucket list travels he has founded, Green Dot Expeditions that organizes special tours and photo safaris for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Such tours are meant to encourage people about life outdoors and follow sustainable conservation practices. The most aspiring part about his tours is that he makes sure that there is proper cleanup of the place visited, before leaving.
Capt. Suresh Sharma has a fascination for snakes and with his wife designed their first vehicle, the ‘King Cobra,’ a mobile home that was aimed at educating people about snakes & snake-bites and all of this, under a self-funded project, The Snake Cell. His next project was a hybrid of a overland truck and a caravan, ‘Taurus’ which he has built part by part aimed to make the tours more enjoyable for the companions. It is a mobile home in itself with even the most modern features including rooftop tents, a fully-equipped kitchen, water facility, an on board toilet and plenty of charging stations. However, it is made sure that even after the availability of such amenities, people use as little as possible to teach them about survival under limited resources. He specializes in the most remote and yet the most beautiful locations in the country, which many try to avoid out of uncertainty and logistical support.
”We make destinations on the way,” he says. About the outdoor trips that he assists campers and photography enthusiasts with, he says that anyone who comes expecting luxuries will be disappointed even though they offer a 5-star experience for the passionate outdoor enthusiastic souls.