DJMPC – WPOTY – 2017

Awarded: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Competition: DJ MEMORIAL PHOTO CONTEST Year:  2017 Where:  INDIA Description: BROTHERS’ THRONE It was a magical evening in Nakuru that day. While it rained heavily, these two big boys perched themselves on a dead tree as if it was their throne. Sitting in the car and watching them soak up the…

SANCTUARY ASIA – 3RD PRIZE – 2014

Awarded:  THIRD PRIZE Competition: SANCTUARY ASIA WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Year:  2014 Where:   INDIA Description: OUTFOXING THE SUN In the arid ravines that surround the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, a desert fox Vulpes vulpes pusilla waits patiently in its den for the scorching sun to set. These habitats are fast being invaded by farmlands, quarries and sundry urban developments that…

DJMPC – WPOTY – 2013

Awarded:  WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD Competition:  DJ MEMORIAL PHOTO CONTEST Year:  2013 Where:  INDIA Description: A FUTILE ATTEMPT This young tiger was trying to establish a new territory after being ousted from his father’s territory. He would spend a lot of time in the grassland, which was new to him and was thriving with a numbers of…

SANCTUARY ASIA – SPECIAL MENTION – 2009

Awarded:  SPECIAL MENTION Competition:  SANCTUARY ASIA WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Year:  2009 Where:  INDIA Description: TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT The Montagu’s harrier and short-eared owl are migratory birds of prey that winter in India. Both fight for survival in the grasslands of Kutch. On one of our expeditions, we observed the owl chasing the harrier, who escaped into the shrubs…

BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY – SPECIAL MENTION – 2008

Awarded: SPECIAL MENTION Competition: Better Photography Wildlife Photography Awards Year:  2008 Where:  INDIA Description: A WARM WELCOME Made this image at a place where thousands of demoiselle cranes congregate every year. Each morning, villagers lay out grains to feed the flock. Their numbers grow from 30-40 in the early winter to 10, 000 during peak winter. We saw about…

SANCTUARY ASIA – SPECIAL MENTION – 2007

Awarded: SPECIAL MENTION Competition: SANCTUARY ASIA WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Year:  2007 Where:  INDIA Description: IF FISH COULD FLY While driving across Rajasthan, we encountered a road that had cut through a stream and divided it into two water bodies. The larger water body was at a slightly higher elevation as compared to the smaller one. Several fish that had…

SANCTUARY ASIA – 2nd PRIZE – 2007

Awarded: SECOND PRIZE Competition: SANCTUARY ASIA WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Year: 2007 Where: INDIA Description: AT LOGGERHEADS Two males took off from a fruiting tree flying side-by-side. Suddenly they turned, faced each other, and bumped their beaks mid-air. They turned back and continued their flight. This type of behaviour in hornbills is known as casque butting. It had not been…