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Nominees Photography Awards 2012

BAIJU PATIL – ‘The Enchanted Lake’

‘The Enchanted Lake’ This image puts technology, aesthetics and natural history on display in a dramatic fashion. The photographer used a very basic waterproof SLR pack to shoot this; his first?ever underwater image. As he waited for the right moment, he says, the icy waters of Pangong Tso (long, narrow, enchanted lake in Ladakh) almost caused hypothermia to set in. But after a 30?minute wait, the Brown?headed Gulls Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus obliged him with a head?on image. “My guide and the locals thought I had lost my mind,” he said, “but it was the experience of a lifetime and more than worth the pain!”
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