Four young wildlife enthusiasts put their photographic talents on display.
Photo: Manav and Devansh Mishra.
Manav, 7 and Devansh Mishra, 11: Manav and Devansh Mishra’s introduction to photography came through their father’s wildlife images that they saw on his laptop. Now they are frequent visitors to the wild, and have learnt that patience is the key when it comes to observing animals such as this langur, gaur and sloth bear quenching their thirst at a waterhole in the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve.
Photo: Aviva Baig.
Aviva Baig, 15: Famous for its tiger sightings, the Ranthambhore National Park is every wildlife photographer’s dream destination. Of her many sightings in Ranthambhore, Aviva Baig holds this chilly morning safari close to her heart, when she witnessed the Jhalra female’s two cubs nuzzling and playfully pawing each other’s faces.
Photo: Rohan Arora.
Rohan Arora, 13: Rohan Arora is a passionate photographer with a keen interest in birds. It was during a family adventure at the Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand that he spotted this White-crested Kalij Pheasant on the forest floor.
Photo: Arshdeep Singh.
Arshdeep Singh, 8: A fascination for his father’s photography equipment initiated Arshdeep Singh’s love for wildlife photography. Owls are his favourite subjects. His keen eye spotted the well-camouflaged Spotted Owlet roosting on a tree at the Harike Wildlife Sanctuary as they drove past. He later returned with his father to the spot to photograph it.
First appeared in: Sanctuary Asia, VOL. XXXVI, NO. 7, JULY 2016.