Patna-based Urologist Wins Photography Award

 

 

A baby cheetah hunts in the Serengeti Park in Tanzania. Photograph/Barun K Sinha

A baby cheetah hunts in the Serengeti Park in Tanzania. Photograph/Barun K Sinha

“The baby cheetah was practising the art of killing and I managed to capture the precise moment.”—Barun K Sinha

“The baby cheetah was practising the art of killing and I managed to capture the precise moment.”—Barun K Sinha

Patna-based urologist Dr Barun K Sinha has been awarded the first prize in the 30th All India Salon of Photography, organised by the Lucknow Camera Club. Out of the five categories, Dr Sinha was the winner of the Nature segment. The judges received a total of 2346 entries from all over the country. Out of these, 216 entries were shortlisted for an exhibition that was inaugurated on 13 March 2012 at the State Lalit Kala Akademi in Lucknow.
Dr Sinha has been practising wildlife photography since the past 20 years. His winning image was made at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in February 2008. He recounts, “It took me an entire week to be able to make this photograph. I used to spend the entire day in the safari, in the hope of capturing a significant behavioural moment like this one.”
For Sinha, photography continues to be his first love. He is now photographing various species of birds, in addition to his portfolio of animals.

—Priyanka Chharia

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