Rolling out finalist number eight in the Nature India Photo Contest 2018:
Rodrigo Nunes, Photographer, Brasília, Brazil
Photo caption: Fight against dengue
Rodrigo took this picture in January 2016 during a government awareness initiative in Brazlândia, an administrative region in the Federal District in Brazil. Rodrigo explains his picture thus:
This photo was taken during an awareness campaign against Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue fever. The picture shows a health agent holding a test tube with the larva of Aedes Aegypti. The larva was found in the house of a resident in Brazlândia city.
Brazil has reported cases of dengue in Acre, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo. Peak transmission is reported during the rainy season from January to May. During 2015-16, the country also suffered a Zika virus epidemic spread mainly by the same mosquito Aedes Aegypti. The epidemic was contained through massive multi-agency action in November 2016 but continues to feature high on the national public health priorities of the country.
Congratulations on getting into top ten, Rodrigo!
The 5th edition of the Nature India photo contest is now rolling out its long list of top ten in no particular order of merit. The contest themed “vector-borne diseases” was announced in November 2018 and has received some fabulous entries from around the world.
Nature India’s final decision to chose the winner will be partly influenced by the engagement and reception these pictures receive here at the Indigenus blog, on Twitter and on Facebook. To give all finalists a fair chance, we will consider the social media engagement each picture gets only during the first seven days of its announcement. The final results will be announced sometime in late January 2019.
The winner of the contest will get a cash award of $350, the second prize is worth $250 and the third $200. Photographs will be judged for novelty, creativity, quality and printability by a panel of Nature Research editors and photographers alongside a leading Indian scientist working in the area of vector-borne diseases. The winner and two runners-up will receive a copy of the Nature India Annual Volume 2017 and a bag of goodies (including Collector’s first issues of Nature and Scientific American and some other keepsakes) from the Nature Research. One of the winning entries also stands a chance of being featured on the cover a forthcoming print publication.
So watch out for our other finalists and feel free to promote, share and like your favourite entries with the hashtag #NatureIndphoto.