We wish all our readers a Happy Diwali as we announce the finalist number 14 in the Nature India Photo Contest 2015:
Gauravi Deshpande, Dresden, Germany
Photo caption: ‘Window to the soul’
Gauravi took this picture of the zebrafish eye under a microscope at the Max Planck Institute of Cell biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany.
Here’s her description of the picture: “Eyes are the window to the soul, as some say so aptly. They are also the window to knowledge. The picture here depicts the amazing pattern formed due to different cells in the eye that help us visualize.”
Congratulations on getting into our longlist of 15 Gauravi!
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.