Winners Photography Awards 2011
Jungle Cat and Russell’s Viper by Milind Raut
Special Mention: MILIND RAUT ‘Tables Turned’
This dramatic scene took place on the forested hill slopes near Pune, Maharashtra. A jungle cat Felis chaus has overpowered a Russell’s viper, one of the deadliest of all snakes found in India. The photographer confirms that the snake was still alive when he took the image using his 400 mm. lens. One would have imagined the snake would have come out winning, but this time the tables were turned.