In pictures: The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2014

Dec 04, 2014, 16:32 IST
  • In pictures: The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2014
    Joint Third Prize: Balaji Loganathan for his startling picture of a pair of Largebilled Crows Corvus macrorhynchos sending a parakeet Psittacula krameri plummeting to the forest floor. Titled ‘Large Billed Bullies’, this is a rare image. Pic Courtesy/ The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards
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    Sanctuary’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 is Daanish Shastri for his stunning image titled ‘Curtain Call’. This image was taken in Uttarakhand’s famous Corbett Tiger Reserve, where 17-year-old Daanish Shastri displayed the photographer’s instinct, changing his lens in the nick of time to capture the tigress known as Charamma (mother of four), launch her deadly attack on a chital Axis axis. So stealthily did she stalk her prey that for a considerable period of time neither deer nor on looking visitors were able to distinguish her concealed form in the golden grass. Pic courtesy/ The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards
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    Second Prize: Keerthana Balaji for her photograph titled ‘Mammoth Skirmish’ that captured an unbelievable face-off between a pack of dholes Cuon alpinus and a herd of elephants Elephas maximus, in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve. The photographer captured an image that is not just technically sound but also displays an incredible natural history moment. Pic courtesy/ The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards
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    Joint Third Prize: Sachin Rai for the image titled ‘Outfoxing the Sun’. The stark, sandy tones and the fox’s exquisite, inquisitive, peeping face make this a photograph to remember. Pic courtesy/ The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards
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    Special Mention: Aditya Singh for the image titled 'In Safe Jaws' taken at Ranathambore National Park, Rajasthan. Pic Courtesy/ The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards
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  • In pictures: The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2014
    Special Mention: Aditya Singh for the image titled 'Strutting About' taken taken at Ranathambore National Park, Rajasthan. Pic Courtesy/ The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards
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  • In pictures: The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2014
    Special Mention: Sanjeet Mangat for the image titled 'All Flutter' taken at Shokaliya, Rajasthan. Pic Courtesy/ The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards
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    Special Mention: Kartik Bhat for the image titled 'Diminutive Hunter' taken at Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka. Pic Courtesy/ The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards
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    Special Mention: Kane Kong Lew for the image titled 'Macro Iridescence' taken at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh. Pic Courtesy/ The Sanctuary Wildlife Awards
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About The Gallery

The 15th Sanctuary Wildlife Awards will be presented at Mumbai's NCPA on December 5, 2014. Here's a look at the winning photographs that showcase nature in all its glory

 

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