Winners Photography Awards 2008
White-bellied Treepie by A. N. Siva Kumar
The White-bellied Treepie Dendrocitta leucogastra, listed in IUCN’s Red Data Book, is endemic to the southern Western Ghats. The symmetrical reflection in a clear forest stream conjures visions of a world without humans eons ago when Indian forests were extensive and undisturbed. This photograph from Erimalai near Dharmapuri is also significant because it is the eastern-most record of the species.