Winners Photography Awards 2011
Mountain Weasel by Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj
SECOND PRIZE: GOBIND SAGAR BHARADWAJ – ‘Lethal Ballet’
A long body, short legs and incredible speed combine to give this mountain weasel Mustela altaica the ability to launch deadly attacks on prey larger than itself. This mid-air shot of the predator with its prey, a pika Ochotona sp., was shot in Ladakh’s Khardung pass. The existence of both predator and prey is threatened in their high altitude, Himalayan wonderland by habitat changes being wrought by climate change.