Wildlife Photo Awards 2019

Charcoal hues of magnificent cranes, a tiger-sloth bear encounter on a tree and wrinkle-lipped bats setting out on their nocturnal hunt are some of the striking images that captured the judges’ attention this year as they shortlisted the winners of the 19th Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards. 

On October 25, 2019, the Sanctuary Nature Foundation, supported by Urvi Ashok Piramal Foundation, the True School of Music and the Wildlife Conservation Trust, will present the winners of the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.

Sanctuary promotes conservation photography as an article of faith. We believe that powerful, evocative images have the power to draw out supportive human responses. The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards were instituted in the year 2000 to provide a platform that coalesces people behind the objective of turning wildlife photography into an effective conservation tool. 

This year apart from the First Prize, two images will be awarded a joint second prize and two the joint third prize. Eleven images will also receive Special Mention certificates. The winners will be felicitated at the awards ceremony at the NCPA. Award-winning and Special Mention images will also be featured in Sanctuary Asia’s December 2019 issue.

Bittu Sahgal, Founder and Editor, Sanctuary Asia, said “Conservation photography will play a key role in protecting the biosphere tomorrow. Together with advances in technology that have revolutionised photography, comes responsibility. The safety of the subject is more important than the image. Ethics demands that truth rules supreme

The Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 winning images can be viewed in our Photo Feature section.

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