Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2015
Special Mention: Kishor Gumaste
Monsoon Crèche: Clear pictures of unique, unexplained behaviour hold special rank for our judges. This one by Kishor Gumaste wholly fits the bill. What you see is a male Wayanad night frog Nyctibatrachus grandis guarding the eggs he has fertilised, in a crevice above a stream in a coffee estate in Coorg. But why does he seem to be pressing the eggs? We can only speculate that this father to be is reinforcing his precious cargo to the rockface to keep them from falling into, and being swept away by the flowing waters.
Location: Coorg, Karnataka Details: Camera: Canon 7D, Lens: Canon EF 100 mm. f/2.8L Macro IS USM, ISO 200, Shutter speed: 1/160 sec., Aperture: f/11, Focal length: 100 mm., Flash: Yes