Nagpur: A 3-day Wildlife Photography Competition-cum-Exhibition was recently organized at Rangayan Gallery, Chitnavis Centre. Srushti Paryavaran Mandal showcased 78 curated photographs from over 700 entries it received for its national level wildlife photography competition held in memory of wildlife activist Raju Harkare.
The ace photographers, who have explored Wildlife in India, showcased their work which was appreciated by the viewers. The photographs were judged by National Geographic Explorer and photographer Prasenjit Yadav.
There were three entries that were chosen for prizes while the three received special mention. Pratik Pradhan, from Mumbai, won the first prize of Rs 25,000 for his photo of a scorpion.
The second prize of Rs 15,000 was given to another Mumbaikar Sarang Naik for capturing seagulls in slow shutter. While Sourav Mondal from Kolkata won the third prize of Rs 10,000 for the photo of a red panda in eastern Himalayan habitat in pre-winter. 135 participants across India participated in the competition this year.
Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar with his family made his presence during the last day of the event. The photographs which were showcased amazed left him amazed. His interest towards wildlife was clearly visible by his attitude. Shravan Hardikar and his wife Aditi acclaimed the photography skills of the participants.
The Wildlife Photography Competition-cum-Exhibition has proved to be a great platform for the photographers to display their photographic talent and it also motives them to go an extra mile in their endeavour.