Winners Photography Awards 2010
Indian Rat Snake and Indian Monitor Lizard by Shek
In the swamps of the famed Keoladeo-Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, two formidable predators engage in a life and death tussle. The Indian rat snake Ptyas mucosus is on the receiving end against the heavier common Indian monitor Varanus bengalensis. After a long struggle lasting over 30 minutes, the monitor overpowered and swallowed the snake.