Love In Yeoor
First Prize: Aditya Ratnakant Salekar
The biodiversity of Sanjay Gandhi National Park has always fascinated Aditya Salekar, who has been visiting the Thane range of the park, the Yeoor Forest, since his childhood. However, it was only recently that he became seriously interested in birdwatching and wildlife photography. The monsoon, when Yeoor Forest, transforms into a paradise for nature lovers, was when Aditya spotted this pair of Oriental Dwarf Kingfishers Ceyx erithaca engaged in a classic courtship routine. The male bird, in customary fashion, feeds the female, before being allowed to mate with her.
EXIF: Camera: Canon EOS 600D, ISO: 400, Shutter speed: 1/80 sec., Aperture: f/5.6, Focal length: 320 mm.