Winners Photography Awards 2009
Egrets by Rahul Sachdev
This contest over food is commonplace between Little Egrets Egretta garzetta. But few photographers are talented enough, or lucky enough to capture the action in a freeze frame like this. The future of these and thousands of other waterbirds is at serious risk from climate change, which could cause millions of large and small waterbodies across the world to dry up. Wetlands are vital to human water security, yet we destroy them thoughtlessly to make way for airports, SEZs, cement factories and townships.