Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2014
SPECIAL MENTION: RAHUL RAO
Cat Nation: India has the highest diversity of wild cats in the world and is home to 15 of the world’s 40 felid species, including the enigmatic snow leopard Panthera uncia! After a decade of wandering the cold wildernesses of Spiti and Ladakh in futile search of this Grey Ghost, Lady Luck finally smiled down upon the photographer. On a frigid March day in Kibber, he sighted not one, not two, but three snow leopards as they patrolled their icy domain.
LOCATION: Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
DETAILS: Camera: Canon Powershot SX50 HS, Lens: Inbuilt, Aperture: f/8, Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec., ISO: 200, Focal length: 215 mm.