JOINT THIRD PRIZE: SACHIN RAI
Outfoxing the Sun: In the arid ravines that surround the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, a desert fox Vulpes vulpes pusilla waits patiently in its den for the scorching sun to set. These habitats are fast being invaded by farmlands, quarries and sundry urban developments that rob innumerable wild species of shelter and sustenance. The stark, sandy tones and the fox’s exquisite, inquisitive, peeping face make this a photograph to remember.
LOCATION: Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
DETAILS: Camera: Canon, EOS 5D Mark III, Lens: Canon EF 500 mm. f/4L IS USM, Aperture: f/5, Shutter speed: 1/800 sec., ISO: 800, Focal length: 500 mm.