Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2016
Special Mention: Santhosh Kumar P.
Mammoth Mountaineers: In the hilly Nilgiri forests of Tamil Nadu, a trio of elephants presents a surprising picture as they competently navigate the incline. Photographer Santhosh Kumar P., originally intent on photographing birds, was so impressed by the dexterity of the elephants that he compared them to goats! It is unusual to see these giants at such altitudes, and this image is homage to their incredible adaptability and resilience, set against the backdrop of the Western Ghats.
LOCATION: Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu DETAILS: Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Lens: Canon EF 70-200 mm. f/2.8 L IS II USM, Shutter speed: 1/8000, sec. Aperture: f/2.8, ISO 400, Focal length: 155 mm.