The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
Honourable Mention: Arun Kumar N.K.
Twilight Zone: Somewhere on the fringe of our everyday reality, this fantasy sunset scene came to life. It’s a good thing that Arun Kumar N. K. was there to freeze the frame for all of us who missed it. In Hospet, not far from the rich World Heritage Site of Hampi, a quiet afternoon gave way to a spectacular evening. One that turned the sky a blazing orange and cast the world in silhouette. The filigreed reach of the tree, the mammoth boulder, the casual loop of the langur’s tail… this gentle image exudes ease and quietude. It brings to mind Welsh poet William Henry Davies’ ‘Leisure’ and his evergreen plea to slow down… “What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.”