Sanctuary Asia's Wild Maharashtra
THIRD PRIZE, BAIJU PATIL
Caught in the act of skimming the surface of the Jayakwadi reservoir to scoop up a mouthful of water, this Red-rumped Swallow presents a perfect picture with the setting sun turning the water fire-red. Insect eaters, swallows nest on overhanging cliffs, or sometimes under bridges and buildings. These expert aviators have forked tails and streaked under-parts.