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Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

Special Mention: Ripan Biswas

Seeing Red: On the forest floor of the Buxa Tiger Reserve, a red weaver ant staged one last act of rebellion against a predator many times its size. Before being dismembered by the sniping mandibles of the tiger beetle, it sharply bit into the larger insect’s leg, and then continued to hold on even in death. This picture is a vivid reminder of the seldom-documented, small-scale dramas that go on underfoot.

LOCATION: Buxa Tiger Reserve, Alipurduar, West Bengal DETAILS: Camera: Nikon D5200, Lens: Tamron 90 mm. f/2.8 macro, Shutter speed: 1/160 sec., Aperture: f/8, ISO 200, Focal length: 90 mm.

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