Indian Wins 1st Prize In Animal Portraits Category At 2016 NatGeo Nature Photography Contest

The annual ‘Nature Photographer of The Year‘ contest is an esteemed competition organised by National Geographic in which thousands of photographers from all over the world participate to showcase their work. This year too, photographers competed across four categories (Animal portraits, Landscape, Action and Environment issues).

This year, the grand prize went to G. Lecoeur for his underwater image of migration of Sardines. However, an Indian photographer bagged the first place in one of the categories.

Varun Aditya, an Indian photographer has won the first prize in the ‘Animal portraits’ category for his picture of a green vine snake, titled ‘Dragging You Deep Into The Woods’.

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An ecstatic Varun shared the news on Facebook.

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I HAVE WON THE FIRST PLACE IN NATGEO NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 IN “ANIMAL PORTRAITS” CATEGORY !
Thank you Natgeo for awarding me with the First place and the 2500$ cash Prize.
THANK YOU EVERYONE ! THE KEY IS COMPOSITION !

 

Winners in the other categories are.

1. Action РSardine Run by G. Lecoeur (Grand Prize winner)

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2. Landscape- Struggle of Life by Jacob Kaptein

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3. Environmental Issues- Life and Death by Vadim Balakin

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These pictures have portrayed the essence of nature in the most astonishing way and Varun’s win in such a prestigious¬†competition has certainly made us all proud.