Winners Photography Awards 2011
Green Vine Snake and Malabar Gliding Frog by Harsh
Special Mention: HARSHA J. – ‘Holding On for Dear Life’
The photographer shot this dramatic scene at Kupalli near the famous Western Ghats rainforest, Agumbe. A green vine snake Ahaetulla nasuta caught a Malabar gliding frog Rhacophorus malabaricus, which not only bloated its body to avoid being swallowed, but also held on to the snake with its rear legs. The photographer has no idea how this ended as both vanished into the thick foliage.