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Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2015

Special Mention: Dr. Lalith Ekanayake

Jaws of Death: A brief drizzle provided respite to the floundering fish in a rapidly-drying waterhole in Kirinda, Sri Lanka. The relief though was short lived for one particular fish that found itself in the jaws of a young crocodile Crocodylus palustrisLalith Ekanayake had mounted his remote-controlled camera on a tripod, and was monitoring the scene for several days, waiting for the perfect natural history moment. For the streaks of water that slant across the frame, the clearly visible diaphanous fins of the fish, the texture of the crocodiles scales, and the overall wet gleam of the image, Lalith wins a well-deserved special mention. 
 
Location: Kirinda, Sri Lanka Details: Camera: Nikon D4, Lens: Nikkor 24-70 mm. f/2.8, ISO 2000, Shutter speed: 1/800 sec., Aperture: f/22, Focal length: 70 mm., Flash: No

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