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Awards 2007

Blackbuck by Sandeep Desai

Once rare, hunted to near extinction, the blackbuck Antilope cervicapra, India’s fastest land mammal, has responded well to the protection awarded to its grassland habitats. This extraordinary image of a mixed herd consisting of two females and a sub-adult male in the Nanaj Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra highlights the nimbleness, which seems to have evolved to elude the fastest land mammal on Earth, the cheetah, now extinct in India.
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