Winners Photography Awards 2012
Special Mention: PRANAY CHANDRA – ‘Fenced In’
‘Fenced In’ The leopard Panthera pardus is destined to be in increasing conflict with humans. This unfortunate feline found itself speared by the sharp fence that surrounds the BEML industrial campus in Mysore, Karnataka. Faculty and students suggest that this cat might have lost its footing while jumping over the barrier in the early hours of the morning. The photographer knew the spot was frequented by leopards and had hoped to photograph one in all its wild glory. What he got instead was this heart?breaking image, but he reports that the Forest Department responded quickly to his call, and the college staff kept people effectively at bay. The leopard was tranquillised, treated and released after being monitored for a few days.