The most extensive nature & wildlife festival in Asia has just announced its winners. Nature inFocus, an exclusive platform for photographers to create online portfolios of their nature and wildlife photographs, organises an annual photography competition for a global audience.
Participants of the event continue to push the envelope by submitting their images of the wild every year. This year, the photos were absolutely spellbinding and focused on raising awareness of plastic waste and deforestation. The photos also touched on the lighter subjects and animal behaviour.
Due to covid, Nature inFocus had opted for a live virtual event on the November 22, where the Nature inFocus Photography Contest 2021 winners were revealed.
Winners of the contest
Famous multi-award winning photographer Lakshitha Karunarathna from Sri Lanka clinched first place in the Wildscape & Animals in Habitat category.
In the Animal Portraits Category, the fox whisperer Mohammad Murad from Kuwait took first place with his photo of a pensive fox in the deserts of Kuwait with ‘City Lights’ in the background.
Priyanka Rahut Mitra took first place in the Animal Behaviour category. Her photo showed a leopard in a pose of ‘Tag – You are it’ with a Giant Malabar Squirrel in the jungles of Bandipur National Park, Karnataka.
Prathamesh Ghadekar from Ajoba Parvat, Maharashtra, took first place in the Creative Nature Photography category with his creative capture of a vast spectrum of colours spores of a bracket fungus.
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Nature inFocus is an inclusive and ardent voice for natural world storytellers. As one of the largest communities of wildlife photographers, filmmakers, conservationists and nature travel enthusiasts, they believe that awareness is the first step towards meaningful change. They strive to ensure a safe place for every life form on this planet with the collective efforts of all involved.