And here is the second finalist of the Nature India photo contest 2016!
Parth Sanyal, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Caption: ‘Where’s India’s agricultural graph headed?”
Creatively weaving together climate change, agriculture and economics into this aerial shot, Parth explains his picture thus:
“This is an aerial view of an agriculture field near Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh, India. I took the shot in November 2015. Each year with the adverse effects of climate change becoming more prominent — with droughts, floods and hailstorms — the impact on agricultural produce has been immense. Unpredictable yields have resulted in huge losses and farmer suicides in the country. In front of Nature’s unpredictability, it is anybody’s guess which way this graph is headed.”
Congratulations Parth for making it to the longlist!
The Nature India photo contest is in it’s third year. It has received an overwhelming response with hundreds of entries from around the world. The theme for 2016 was simply ‘Nature’ but, as always, we were looking for an inherent connect of the photos with science.
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 Springer Nature.
As a run up to the final announcement, we are rolling out the top 10 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 late December 2016.
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.