Winners Photography Awards 2010
Tiger and Sambar by Shehzad Ali Arsiwala
No! This is not Photoshopped! Possibly one of the most dramatic ‘deer and tiger’ images to have emerged from India in recent times, this sambar Cervus unicolor, was captured by the photographer as it virtually ‘flies’ out of reach of a tiger Panthera tigris, in Bandhavgarh. The lack of sharp focus is more than compensated for by the stunning drama frozen by this frame. Scores of photographers have been able to capture tigers ‘on the kill’ or ‘in the chase’, but not many have been skillful and lucky enough to encapsulate the drama between predator and prey in such a spectacular manner.