As we enter the Diwali festivities, here’s announcing finalist number 13 in the Nature India Photo Contest 2015:
Shraddha Nayak, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Photo caption: ‘Illuminating molecular cages within us’
Shraddha shot this picture of her own oil painting on a Nikon D7000. The painting and eventually the photograph is an artiste’s impression of clathrin vesicles, which help in transport of cargo such as proteins between organelles inside our body.
She describes this picture thus: “I am very intrigued by the microscopic beauty within us. This painting was inspired by electron microscopic images of clathrin vesicles. It illuminates the intricate triskelion structure of each clathrin subunit that congregate together to make an ordered cage-like vesicle. These pleasantly patterned vesicles frequently pinch off from the cell/plasma membrane to import substances into a cell.”
Congratulations Shraddha for choosing this unique theme and entering the top 15 of the Nature India Photo Contest 2015!
The theme this year was conceived with the idea of appreciating the art in all things science — geometric, natural, abstract, under the microscope, in/on the human body or in space.
Both amateurs and professional photographers, scientists and non-scientists have sent in entries shot on mobile cameras, point and shoot cameras to high-end DSLRs. Choosing the final three from across countries, landscapes, demographics and cultures will be a tough job for the Nature India design and editorial team.
As a run up to the final announcement of three winners, we are rolling out the top 15 finalists (in no particular order of merit) this fortnight on the Indigenus blog as well as our social media platforms (Twitter andFacebook). The final results will be announced within 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 the rest of the finalists. Promote, share and like your favourite entries with the hashtag #NatureIndphoto.