Winners Photography Awards 2011
Elephants by Sriram Janak
Special Mention: SRIRAM JANAK – ‘Bodyguards’
Humans could learn a thing or two about looking after their next generation from elephants. This herd was photographed in the Corbett Tiger Reserve where the danger of a large predator attack on tiny calves is ever-present. The outskirts of Corbett are being deforested steadily thus reducing the ability of elephant populations to sustain themselves. Poaching for ivory adds to these ecological pressures and experts feel that a major injection of funds and developmental priorities that respect the need for elephants to move, for instance between Corbett and Rajaji, are vital to the well-being of critical elephant habitats.