Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Special Mention: Dheeraj Nanda
Young Category, Art in Nature
Fading Patterns: Despite the despondent news of mass die-offs of coral reefs due to warming and ocean degradation, every once in a while a striking image, in all its fluorescent glory comes along, and instills a sense of sheer awe for these magnificent marine organisms. The frame explodes with the perfect fractal designs and the smooth, transitioning brownish-green hues of this intricate corallite structure of the moon coral.