Meet Aishwarya Sridhar, The 1st Indian Woman To Win ‘Wildlife Photographer Of The Year’ Award


    A 23-year-old, Mumbai based girl, Aishwarya Sridhar became the first Indian woman to win the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

    Her photograph titled ‘Lights of Passion’ has bagged this prestigious award.

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    DREAM COME TRUE!!!! I am deeply humbled to share that my image won the HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD in the Behaviour-Invertebrates category at the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. #wpy56. This is the OSCARS of Wildlife Photography and is held every year in London and to be the first and youngest girl from India to win it in the Adult Category is a huge honour!! This year more than 50,000 images from 80 countries competed for the top 100 awards. The image will be exhibited at the Natural History Museum and also be a part of a touring exhibition that will travel to 60 venues across 6 continents!! A very BIG THANK YOU to the entire Jury for awarding my image. I am super grateful to the team of NHM for featuring me in a special video that was played during the LIVE event. A huge congratulations to all the other winners too and the legendary photographers from India who have also made it big in this competition :)) A truly commendable job done by the entire team of WPY and NHM as they brought together a fantastic Virtual Awards ceremony for the first time!!! #WPY56 #wildlifephotographeroftheyear #naturalhistorymuseum #London #Oscars #india #WPY @nhm_wpy @natural_history_museum

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    Aishwarya Sridhar’s photo won among 50,000 entries from over 80 countries across the world. Only 100 images were shortlisted and she won the award for her photograph in the Behaviour Invertebrates category..

    She is the first and youngest girl to win this prestigious award from India.

    Whatsapp Image 2020 10 20 At 12.09.38 PmBesides this her works have been featured in BBC Wildlife, The Guardian, Sanctuary Asia, Saevus, Mathrubhumi and Mongabay & She is the youngest girl to have won the Sanctuary Asia- Young Naturalist Award.

    She got a poets eye for nature & she captures the raw beauty of everything around

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    Indian Wild Dog/Dhole- Love the way Canon cameras behave in low light. I was on my way out of the park at about 6.30pm when our guide Vinodji suddenly spotted this Wild Dog pack feeding on a deer. The kill may have happened in the afternoon when all the vehicles were frantically searching for a tiger. Though the sun had almost set and the light was quickly fading, my Canon 5D Mark iii behaved spectacularly in this situation. The auto-focus worked like a dream and there was hardly any noise even though I had pumped the ISO to 12800. #CapturedOnCanon #DoGreatWithCanon #EOSExplorer #MentorsInFocus #EOSMaestro @canonindia_official #bbcearth #bbcwildlife #bbcwildlifeyourshot #bbcwildlifephotographer #bbcwild #sonybbcearth #natgeoindia #natgeoyourshot #natgeophotography #natgeoindia #natureinfocus #sanctuaryasiamagazine #sanctuaryasia #animalplanet #animalplanetindia #discoverindia #discoverychannel #discover_earth #discoverwildlife #incredibleindia #traveldiaries #canonexplorerseries #girlgonewild

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