Here’s rolling out the finalist number 11 in the Nature India Photo Contest 2015:
Subas Chandra Bishwal, New Delhi, India
Photo Caption: ‘Nature’s own patterns’
Subas describes his picture with multiple patterns thus: “Natural and sexual selection are responsible for evolution of different patterns in living things. These patterns in different body parts of living organisms serve several purposes like camouflage, sexual selection, mimicry and different kinds of signaling.”
Congratulations Subas for making it to top 15!
The Nature India photo contest is in it’s second year. It has received an overwhelming response with hundreds of entries from around the world. Conceived with the idea of appreciating the art in all things science, the theme for 2015 was ‘Patterns’ — geometric, natural, abstract, under the microscope, in/on the human body or in space.
The quality and novelty of some of the entries this year has been exceptional. Amateur and professional photographers, scientists and non-scientists, mobile cameras to high-end DSLRs — everything seems to have come together in looking for patterns across landscapes, demographics and cultures.
The Nature India editorial and design team is sure having a tough time selecting just three winners, who stand a chance of seeing their entries grace the cover page of one of our forthcoming print publications. The winner and two runners-up will receive a copy of the just released Nature India Special Annual Volume and a bag of goodies from the Nature Publishing Group.
As a run up to the final announcement, we will be rolling out the top 15 finalists of the photo competition (in no particular order of merit) over the next few days on the Indigenus blog as well as our social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook). The final results will be announced in November 2015.
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. To give all finalists a fair chance, we will take into consideration the social media engagement of each picture only during the first seven days of its announcement.
So watch out for our other finalists and feel free to promote, share and like your favourite entries with the hashtag #NatureIndphoto.