Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2014
SPECIAL MENTION: ANUP DEODHAR
Fishing Expedition: With the demeanour of a skilled hunter, a Striated Heron Butorides striata fishes in the Krishna river. These birds are intelligent predators and are known to sometimes ‘bait’ their quarry, dropping feathers or leaves gently into water and then snapping up any fish or frog unfortunate enough to investigate. The photographer was just wrapping up after an uneventful morning when the heron arrived and gifted him with this frame.
LOCATION: Krishna river, Wai, Maharashtra
DETAILS: Camera: Nikon D7100, Lens: Nikkor 300 mm. f/4, Aperture: f/5.6, Shutter speed: 1/1600, ISO: 640, Focal length: 420 mm.