Nature India announced its maiden photo contest this July and within a month received close to 50 entries from across the world. We have been overwhelmed with the quality and novelty of the pictures that capture the evolving science and technology scene in India.
Nature India‘s editorial and design team will chose one lucky winner. The winning image will be featured on the cover of one of our forthcoming print publications. The winner and two runners-up will receive a copy of the Nature India Special Annual Volume and a bag of goodies from the Nature Publishing Group. The winners will be announced on September 29, 2014.
We are rolling out the top seven finalists of the photo competition (in no particular order of merit) throughout this week on the Indigenus blog as well as our social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook).
Nature India photo contest finalist number three is:
Prasenjeet Yadav, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Photo caption: ‘Ecological sciences in India’
Here is what Prasenjeet has to say about his photo:
“India is mega diverse, both in terms of biodiversity and people. Unfortunately, the country is battling with environmental problems on many fronts like its dependence on natural resources, declining ecosystem services, effects of climate change and a biodiversity crisis. In the past few decades, however, India has rapidly evolved in the field of ecological research. Today ecological science is one of the pillars of science in India. In this image a research fellow is measuring forest canopy cover and density near the Khecheopalri Lake in the north-eastern state of Sikkim.”
Congratulations Prasenjeet for making it to the top seven!
Nature India’s final decision to chose the winner will be partly influenced by the engagement and reception he/she receives here at the Indigenus blog, on Twitter and on Facebook. So watch out for our other finalists and feel free to promote, share and like your favourite entries through this week with the hashtag #NatureIndphoto.