Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2015
Special Mention: Arpit Dubey
Jack of All Trades: It would only be a fool who labels the golden jackal Canis aureus a mere scavenger. In Pench, Madhya Pradesh, a pack of these versatile canids displayed their hunting prowess when they charged a troupe of Hanuman langurs Semnopithecus entellus. One of them sank its teeth into a baby langur that was ripped apart in seconds as the others claimed their share. This individual made away with the entire upper third of the baby monkey. It’s a morbid image by Arpit Dubey, perhaps even heartbreaking, but one that conclusively showcases the first law of the jungle – eat or be eaten.
Location: Pench Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh Details: Camera: Canon 7D, Lens: Canon EF 400 mm. f/5.6L IS USM, ISO 320, Shutter speed: 1/200 sec., Aperture: f/5.6, Focal length: 400 mm., Flash: No