And here’s announcing our final finalist!
The Nature India photo contest 2017 finalist number ten:
Hinnerk Feldwisch-Drentrup, Karlsruhe, Germany
Photo caption: Unclear vision
Hinnerk, a science journalist based in Germany, shot this picture in the Chinese capital.
“One morning in April 2017 in Beijing, when I looked out of my window, thick smog obstructed the view of the central business district.
Next to the headquarters of China’s Central Television on the left, the CIVIC tower is under construction. Nicknamed ‘China Zun’, or ‘China’s dignity’, it could hardly serve as a reliable lighthouse or a watchtower, thanks to the smog cover that hazes out everything in sight.”
Well done Hinnerk, and great to have you in the top ten!
And with that we come to the end of this long list for this year’s contest! The Nature India photo contest 2017 brought to us some wonderful entries from around the world. The theme this year was ‘Grand Challenges’, and needed more thought and creativity than our earlier themes.
Despite the challenge, the quality and novelty of some of the entries has been breathtaking. We have had a mix of amateur and professional photographers, scientists and non-scientists, mobile cameras and high-end DSLRs — all vying to portray the complex global problems we face — the world’s grand challenges — and to look for solutions for a healthy and sustainable future.
Tough job as usual for the Nature India editorial and design team in selecting just three winners. The winners 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 latest Nature India Special Annual Volume and an enviable bag of goodies from Springer Nature.
As a run up to the final announcement, we will be 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 somewhere in late December 2017.
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.
Watch out for our other finalists and feel free to promote, share and like your favourite entries with the hashtag #NatureIndphoto.