Here are the fantastic finalists for the Click For Corbett photo contest! We received a lot of superb entries of such amazing creatures and the beautiful landscapes they live in, which reflects the wonder of nature and the diversity of wildlife across India and the world!
Theme 1: Wildlife Behavior
Location: Dhikala range, Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand, India.
Title: “The Mud Bath”
Description: Elephants do this to keep their body cool.
Theme 2: Wildlife & Landscape
Location: Changthang, Ladakh.
Description: Tibetan Gazelles silhouetted in front of the rising full moon in the flats of Changthang.
Theme 3: Wildlife & Conservation
Location: Guwahati, Assam, India.
Title: “Last refuge”
Description: With the destruction of roosting places and filling-up of wetlands for development, the garbage dump on the outskirts of Guwahati has become the last refuge for the endangered Greater Adjutant Stork. As an earth mover piles up the garbage, the storks patiently wait for scraps.
Honorable Mentions from our Judges
Photo by Trikansh Sharma
Dhikala Range, Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, Uttarakhand, India || "Eena Meena Deeka" - Paro's cubs in action on the other side of sambar road. The typical grassland of that area.
Photo by Soumya Ranjan Bhattacharyya
Manglajodi, Odhisa, India || Hands On! || On my last visit to Manglajodi in February the first day started with an overcast sky. We were on the boat but nothing much was going on around us. Suddenly from the corner of my eyes I saw a shape flying in. I aimed and clicked a few shots. It was a purple heron with the legs of large frog dangling from its mouth! this shot is the one when it is just about to land with its meal.
Photo by Ashok Behera
Navi Mumbai, India || Happy Co-existence!
Photo by Divya Mudappa
Corbett National Park, India || A garland of langurs in Corbett National Park. The photo encapsulates the close connection between the primates and the trees, the connections among the langurs in the troop, and the forest landscape by evening.
Photo by T R Shankar Raman
Masai Mara, Kenya || A herd of wildebeest follow a line of zebra during the great migration in the Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa. This photo from an airplane window catches a glimpse of one of most famous wildlife behavioral phenomena in the world--the wildebeest migration in East Africa.
Special Mentions from Waste Warriors
Photo by Anagha Mohan
Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, India || "Indian Summer" - On my very first safari in Dhikala, we found Parwali and her cub crossing the Ramganga River.
Photo by Payal Mehta
Trans Himalayas || Kiang or Tibetian Wild Ass, pair of them feeding through the snow on dry grasses at Ladakh's never ending Trans-himalayan landscape.
Photo by Devraj Roy
Matheran, Maharashtra || "Snaky Affair" - This snap was taken in Matheran under tough conditions. It was raining heavily and i was under an umbrella, totally drenched. Depicts cannabalism in animal world. A rare moment.
Photo by Smita Behera
Masai Mara || The Rag Picker
Photo by Ashok Behera
Spiti Valley || The Cliff Edge
Thank You For Participating!
Huge gratitude to all participants in our first Click For Corbett contest on the eve of the 7th anniversary of Waste Warriors Corbett! We will be reaching out to our 3 winners who will receive their choice of a 1-night complimentary stay each at Jim’s Jungle Retreat, Vanghat River Lodge, or Camp Hornbill. These are beautiful jungle lodges around the Corbett Landscape with responsible and eco-friendly practices.
Our team would also like to thank our esteemed panel of judges, renowned wildlife photographers Rathika Ramasamy, Kalyan Varma, and Shivang Mehta! Thank you so much for your time and effort to go through the entries and pick these amazing photos as winners!
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