Winners Photography Awards 2008
Sarus Crane by Baiju Patil
‘The Aviator’: Bio-mimicry is now a profitable science and aeronautical engineers routinely study nature’s solutions for flight, to improve on the design of their aircraft. In the case of the Sarus Crane Grus antigone, its wings are far longer than they are wide, which helps the heavy bird to glide effortlessly. Evolution crafted different wing shapes to bestow advantages to different birds, such as speed, energy conservation and maneuverability.