After completing his bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Amoghavarsha joined Amazon as a Software Engineer. He quit his job in 2008 to pursue his passion for wildlife photography. He then started his own media company, Mudskipper in the year 2016.
An eye for capturing stories of the natural world and his deep roots in technology make Amoghavarsha a unique voice in telling stories of earth and its inhabitants. Having worked with National Geographic and BBC, his work has been exhibited and appreciated across the world and won international awards. He is one of the makers of the first ever Wildlife Documentary ever to be released in Indian theaters. His work on climate change has been showcased in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Paris) by Indian Prime Minister and the French President but also at the UN general assembly (New York) amidst a gathering of world leaders. He has been invited by various international forums to present his work on the use of media and technology in conservation including University of California (Los Angeles) and the Australian government. Amoghavarsha believes the greater journey for him is to build bridges using these portals between consciousness, thus fading the separation between humans and their fellow beings.
- Impactdocs Award of Merit for Kali
- AIYD alumni grant for the year 2015
- River Terns of Bhadra and Kali movie have both been nominated at India's top Environment and Wildlife film festival CMS Vatavaran
- He was invited to Australia in 2013 and 2015 to represent India as part of the Australia-India Youth Dialogue.
- He was also invited to Convention on Biological Diversity in 2012 to talk about the importance of photography and media in conservation education.
- His video work on climate change was showcased in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande in the presence of several world leaders.
- He was invited by Dr Ramesh Srinivasan to University of California, Los Angeles to present his work on use of media and technology in conservation.