It isn’t easy photographing wildlife. In addition to skill, one needs patience, persistence, a keen understanding of animal behaviour, and a bit of luck. As most participants at the Nature InFocus Photography Awards 2016 will testify, it is a vocation that requires discipline and madness in equal measure.
But the results are magical. Like this image of a baby macaque and Nilgiri tahr that appear deep in conversation. The photo was one of the winning images at Nature InFocus Photography Awards 2016, conducted in Bengaluru in July 2016 and open to amateur and professional photographers. Jury members—including National Geographic photographer Steve Winter and photojournalist Arati Kumar-Rao—presented the awards in categories including animal behaviour, animal portraits, and young wildlife photographer of the year.
Nature InFocus aims to build an ever-growing community of passionate nature photographers, who can—through shared knowledge and expertise—use the art of capturing moments in the wild for spreading awareness and facilitating conservation.