Here’s announcing our finalist number 12 in the Nature India Photo Contest 2015:
Divyarajsinh V Jhala, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Photo caption: ‘Wishing lantern light trails’
Divyarajsinh shot this picture showing light trails of wishing lanterns from the terrace of his home in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
“The kite flying festival or Makarsankranti is Ahmedabad’s most famous festival and in the last 2-3 years people have started launching small hot air balloons, also called ‘Wishing Lanterns’ in the evening,” Divyaraj says. “A huge number of balloons go up and make for a beautiful sight in the evening. I used the bulb mode in my Nikon DSLR for about 4 minutes to get these ‘trails’ of balloons. For me, the beauty of the photo is in its abstract pattern.”
Congratulations Divyaraj for the lovely trails and for getting into top 15 of the Nature India Photo Contest!
In it’s second edition this year, the photo contest has received an overwhelming response — 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.
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.