Nature India | Indigenus

NI photo contest: Finalist #5

In a week celebrating Indian science through pictures, today we bring to you the finalist number five of the first ever Nature India photo contest.

The contest announced this July received close to 50 entries from across the world.

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.

Through this week, we rolled out the top five finalists of the photo competition (in no particular order of merit). Two more finalists will be announced next week. 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 with the hashtag #NatureIndphoto.

Bringing to you finalist number five of the Nature India photo contest:

Dipankar Ghosh, Oakdale, Minnesota, USA.

Photo caption: ‘Astronomy meets engineering’


Dipankar Ghosh


Dipankar explains the subject of his photo thus:

Dipankar Ghosh

Dipankar Ghosh

“This picture shows a wheel at the famous Konark Sun Temple (UNESCO World Heritage site) in Odisha, India. The massive chariot-shaped temple has twelve pairs of wheels symbolising the twelve months, each pair representing the dark and bright halves of the lunar period. The structure was once held together by magnetic force (instead of the conventional brick or stone pillar based support). According to the Archaeological Survey of India, powerful magnets were used as part of the structure. This is an exemplary representation of ancient India’s achievements in science (astronomy) and engineering (civil/structural).”

Congratulations Dipankar for being in our fival seven!


There are currently no comments.