Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2013
SPECIAL MENTION: BHARAT GOEL – The End
SPECIAL MENTION: BHARAT GOEL – Drama in real life unfolding in the Tadoba Tiger Reserve where the photographer had just spent a couple of hours watching the famous Waghdoh male tiger Panthera tigris. Little did he know what lay in store, as a pack of four dholes Cuon alpinus chased and ran down a large sambar Rusa unicolor hind. Arguably one of the Indian jungle’s most efficient predators, these wild dogs hunt in packs using high-pitched yips to coordinate their attack, thus earning them the title ‘the whistling hunters.’ When push comes to shove, a large pack of wild dogs is capable of driving leopards and even tigers from their prey.