The story behind the lens
Her first stop is in the Western Ghats, in Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary - where she explores the lush, tropical forests and gets up close to biodiversity along the way. Here, she uses her vivo phone to photograph the vistas and the wildlife of the location. The narrative here is that this forest in the Western Ghats is unexplored and brimming with some of the most fascinating wildlife species like snakes, frogs, primates and other amphibians.
Her next stop is documenting the incredible mangroves of Goa on an adventurous kayaking journey! Unlike forests, most people don’t realise the value mangrove ecosystems bring to our world - besides being a home to wildlife, they also protect us from natural calamities like storm surges and the impacts of climate change. As she kayaks through the mangroves, she uses her vivo camera to take images and videos of the stunning mangrove forest.
On the last leg of the journey, Malaika and her dog take a pitstop on their road trip to explore a secret beach in the middle of nowhere that has remained unexplored. This beach is an oasis of its own - nestled by the ocean and a lagoon in the far south of this mystical state. Here, there’s a fun, and energetic sequence of her playing with her dog and getting pictures of him in the ocean and on the sand within the beach cove.