And here’s the final finalist of this year’s contest. The Nature India photo contest 2016 finalist number ten:
Sheesh Paul, Ambala Cantonment, Haryana, India.
Photo caption: ‘Floating dreams’
Sheesh Paul‘s still life depiction comes with this explanation:
“Without plants and water, human life cannot be imagined. Plants evolved in water before moving on to land. These leaves of the pink water lily, Nymphaea pubescens, (sanskrit/hindi — kumud) seemed to be in perfect harmony with the water around them. This scene at dusk outside a Shiva temple appeared so soft and subtle, it looked like a floating dream.”
The photo was taken at ‘Rani ka Talab’ in Ambala Cantonment, Haryana during November 2015.
Congratulations Sheesh Paul for making it to the top ten!
And with that, we are done rolling out the top 10 finalists (in no particular order of merit) for this year’s photo competition!
Nature India’s editorial and design team will now select three winners, who stand a chance of seeing their entries grace the cover page of one of our forthcoming print publications. The final results will be announced in late December 2016. So keep an eye here!
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.
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.