Nominees Photography Awards 2012
ANAND PATIL – ‘Stuck in a Bottle’
‘Stuck in a Bottle’ Almost nothing better exemplifies the near?impossibility of the natural world and Homo sapiens getting along than this image of an empty plastic jar that almost took the life of one of India’s most endangered animals, the Indian wolf Canis lupus pallipes. A family of six Indian wolves lives on the outskirts of Jalna, near Aurangabad, where the photographer came across this tragic sight. He notified the police, gathering friends and locals to conduct a rescue, but the terrified wolf could not be caught. The next morning, he returned to find the animal exhausted and near death. Along with forest officials, he managed to free her, kept her under observation for a day and then released her near her pack after feeding her well.