Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2015
Special Mention: Mitash Biswas
Morning Cuppa: From the depths of a Chinese hat plant, or the ‘cup and saucer’ plant, a Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna takes its first drink of the day. Mitash Biswas spotted this gorgeous specimen on the outskirts of the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal, at 5.45 in the morning. A single ray of sunshine motivated him to set-up his tripod and get this crisp, mid-air image. The flawless fit between beak and flower demonstrates how seamlessly our fellow inhabitants of planet Earth have co-evolved.
Location: Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal Details: Camera: Nikon D4, Lens: Nikkor 600 mm. f/4., ISO 800, Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec., Aperture: f/4, Focal length: 600 mm., Flash: No