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Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2015

Special Mention: Dr. Alagiah Lathaharan

Long Live the King: Prepared to photograph crocodiles in Panama, Sri Lanka, Alagiah Lathaharan was distracted by the events unfolding on a tree above the riverbank. The intended meal of this green vine snake Ahaetulla nasuta, a Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting, appeared much too large for its slender form. Though Alagiah missed the precise moment of attack, he was able to compose a superb frame where the pointed head of the snake is balanced by the pointed beak of the bird, almost like jousting duellers!
 
Location: Panama, Sri Lanka Details: Camera: Nikon D7000, Lens: Nikkor 70 - 300 mm. f/4.5-5.6, ISO 250, Shutter speed: 1/800 sec., Aperture: f/9, Focal length: 185 mm., Flash: No

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