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Photographer From Mumbai Wins World’s Most Prestigious BBC Photography Award

Photographer From Mumbai Wins World’s Most Prestigious BBC Photography Award

Photography is much more than just a click of a button. This is proved by Nayan Khanolkar, a wildlife photographer from Mumbai, who recently bagged the Wildlife Photographer of The Year Award after beating 50000 photo entries by photographers across the world, at a global contest organised by the Natural History Museum, London and BBC Wildlife. 

The winning photograph, ‘Alley Cat’ was taken in the Aarey Milk Colony situated on the fringe of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai.

Image credit:  Photo credit: Nayan Khanolkar
The image of a lone leopard in a quiet lane under a bulb, staring right at the camera lens, proves that even in an urban city like Mumbai, there exists some localities surrounding the national park, where humans and wild leopards have learnt to coexist for survival. There is a silent bond between both species, which relies on an unwritten agreement. It took four months for Nayan to capture his award-winning photograph.

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“I wanted to convey that if co-existence with predators is possible in the centre of a metropolis, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be possible anywhere else in the world.” -Nayan Khanolkaru
The project is aimed at mitigating human-leopard conflict. The winning images will go on display at the Natural History Museum, London and on the BBC website.

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