Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Special Mention: Dibakar Roy
Open Category, Art in Nature
Communal Feast: The bristly, white setae of an army of moth caterpillars fringe a tear in this banana leaf like ocean foam. These voracious little guys, the larvae of some unidentified moth species, were wreaking havoc on the banana plants that Dibakar Roy came across in Kolkata. But rather than seeing them as pests, Roy was enamoured by the unintentional symmetry in their feeding behaviour. The bright, nearly lurid green tones of this scene, and the strange form of the caterpillars, make this macro image look as if it could have been taken under a microscope!