Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2014
SPECIAL MENTION: SANJAY DAS
Blind Ballet: In the Lohit river near Assam’s Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, a blind Gangetic dolphin/South Asia river dolphin Platanista gangetica breaks the surface of the water. Known as ‘porpoising’ or ‘bowing’, the leaps of these aquatic animals are over in a split second and near impossible to photograph. In its silt-laden murky waters, the cetacean uses sonar to navigate and hunt. Years spent focusing on the conservation of this beleaguered species gave the photographer the opportunity to capture this rare sight.