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Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2013 Photo Exhibition

Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2013 Photo Exhibition

Sanctuary Asia has organised a photo exhibition to showcase the winning images of the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2013 in Mumbai from December 7 to 12, 2013.

The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards is India’s longest-running and most prestigious initiative of its kind. This year's Awards weld aesthetics, technique, conservation and natural history to bring the biodiversity of the Indian subcontinent alive.

The following three images won special mentions at the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2013. Do visit www.sanctuaryasia.com on December 5 to see all the winning photographs. Prepare to be mesmerised by the sheer beauty of these photographs.

A. Christy Williams Photo: A. Christy Williams.

Watching an elephant Elephas maximus in the wild is a magnificent experience, but to see two tuskers spar when in musth is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Baiju Patil Photo: Baiju Patil.

While photographing mating dragonflies near a small freshwater lake in Khultabad, near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, the photographer noticed this school of fairy shrimp Streptocephalus species.

Saurabh Sawant Photo: Saurabh Sawant.

A skittering frog, or skipper Euphlyctis species surveys its domain in a rock pool at the Kanheri caves in Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

Event details:

Dates: December 7 to 12, 2013

Venue: Tata Theatre Entrance Gate, National Centre for Performing Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400021.

Contact Details: Valmi Shah Shirodkar

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Tel.: +91 99763 75090

Note: The exhibition will be open to the public for 24 hours until December 12, 2013

About the event:

This is what our judges had to say about the top three winning images of the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2013:

“I think it is a good thing that we have eliminated portraits and the top three winning images showcase behaviour. That is extremely important. I feel these images are better than what I have chosen in other contests because it takes some dedication and passion to capture photographs like these.” – Steve Winter, Director of Media, Panthera

“I agree with what Steve said about action and behaviour being captured in the top three images. The winning image is so sharp and divine. It is really hard to capture it like that. You couldn’t have had the water in a better shape for this image, it could have gone the other way, it could have been one second late and the image wouldn’t have looked the same.” – Sumit Sen, kolkatabirds.com.

“The first three images that we have chosen are truly wild moments uninfluenced by man to the extent possible. The animals are oblivious to human presence. They are just doing their thing, which I think is the essence of wildlife photography.” – Shekar Dattatri, Co-founder of www.conservationindia.org.

“The whole judging process was an exercise in conservation photography exploration and ethics rolled in one... With aesthetics playing a main role too. For the entire Sanctuary Natural History and Photography team it was a huge, very satisfying, learning experience.” – Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia (Chair).

To see the winners' gallery for the Sanctuary Photography Awards 2012, click here: http://bit.ly/VnIty1.


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