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The Sanjay Gandhi National Park Photography Contest 2015

Survival Of The Fittest

Special Mention: Dr. Sudhir Gaikwad

On a routine photography session in a boat across the Bhandup Pumping Station, one of the best but little-known birding hotspots in the city, the photographer spotted a raptor pounce on another bird, seemingly injured. As the group approached closer, they positively identified the Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus tearing apart a juvenile flamingo Phoeniconaias species, both winter visitors to this mangrove forest. Lesson for the day? Mother Nature allows survival only of the fittest.

EXIF: Camera: Nikon D7100, ISO: 250, Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec., Aperture: f/6.3, Focal

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