Daulat Singh Shaktawat has served for more than 37 years in the wildlife wing of the Forest Department of Rajasthan. A dedicated officer and a passionate wildlife enthusiast, he has contributed immensely towards the conservation of habitat and wild species during his tenures at the Keoladeo National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, and the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. He is known for his adept handling of crisis situations arising from man-animal conflict. In 2010, he was grievously injured and nearly lost his life while trying to tranquilize a tiger that had strayed out of the boundary of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. Daulat Singh has a long list of national and state-level awards to his name. He is an accomplished wildlife photographer, and many of his pictures have been published in magazines and journals in India and abroad. He has also contributed to several wildlife books such as "Wild Wonders of Rajasthan" and "Birds of Bharatpur."