Winners Photography Awards 2008
Sarus Crane by Pathik Patel
Sarus Cranes Grus antigone are endangered because their wetland homes are being poisoned and reclaimed by humans. As a result, they must often nest in fields in the proximity of dogs. This crane showed the canine who was boss in a paddy field in the Sanad district of Gujarat. Often, however, the story does not have a happy ending for the hard-pressed birds.