Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Special Mention: Dr. Mohan Ram, IFS
Open Category, Art in Nature
Fly by Night: A pair of Black-crowned Night Herons are silhouetted against the pitted face of a glorious, luminous full moon. Upon hearing the unmistakable squawking flight call of the birds in Rajpipla, Gujarat, Dr. Mohan Ram turned his gaze skyward and recognised a stellar photo opportunity. The textures of this simple black and white image, the mysteries of the moon and the sense that the birds are flying extraordinarily high make this an image to return to over and over again.