Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2014
SPECIAL MENTION: SATPAL SINGH
Defending my Damsel: Reams could be written on the love lives of the damselfly. Here, a female Coromandel marsh dart damselfly Ceriagrion coromandelianum lays eggs even as her mate continues to hold on to his lady love, effectively ensuring that she remains faithful to him and none other. A shallow depth of focus gives the image an ethereal air, as out of focus points of light hang like orbs in the background.
LOCATION: Gomati river, LakhimpurKheri, Uttar Pradesh
DETAILS: Camera: Nikon D7100, Lens: Nikkor 105 mm. f/2.8, Aperture: f/5.6, Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec, ISO: 200, Focal length: 105 mm.