Winners Photography Awards 2011
Indian Desert Cat by Nirav Bhatt
Special Mention: NIRAV BHATT – ‘Cat and Mouse Game’
In the blazing heat of the arid Rann of Kutchh, an Indian desert cat kitten Felis silvestris ornate plays with its food, an almost-dead bandicoot. These cats live in burrows to escape the heat and in all likelihood its mother handed the rodent over to train the future predator to hunt. Extreme habitats such as deserts are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts and this puts charismatic species such as desert cats at great risk.