An Architect’s Interpretation of Nature

 

This view of tiny new saplings growing from the bark of the dead tree gives it an interesting narrative. Photograph/Vandana Naik

This view of tiny new saplings growing from the bark of the dead tree gives it an interesting narrative. Photograph/Vandana Naik

This story was originally published in September 2011.

“The urge of exploring space in its different settings, both natural and artificial, has been an extremely motivating factor.”—Vandana Naik

“The urge of exploring space in its different settings, both natural and artificial, has been an extremely motivating factor.”—Vandana Naik

A senior architect at Tesco Hindustan Service Centre, Bengaluru based Vandana Naik has won the Nature’s Environmental Photography Competition. The contest was conducted by the Photo Journalist’sAssociation Goa in association with the Department of Science,Technology and Environment, Government of Goa to celebrate the World Environment Day which is held on 5 June each year.
The photograph that won the competition was part of a series of four images shot by Vandana during a trek to Mollem National Park, Goa. Vandana says, “I noticed this frame when we started our day, but captured it only when we were heading back from the trek.”
She felt it suited the theme of the contest Nature at Your Service, as it gave a message of survival and death. “As I walked closer towards the subject, I saw these tiny little new branches growing on the bark of the dead tree. It felt like they were sending a strong message to us to save trees.”

-Written by Aditya Nair

 

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