1. MOTHER'S TENDERNESS

AWARDED: Junior Photographer of the Year

YEAR: 2020

COMPETITION: Nature's Best Photography Asia

DESCRIPTION: A tigress hailing from the clan of the great Machli, called Arrowhead, snuggling with her daughter amidst a pristine post-monsoon forest of Ranthambhore. We waited along the road for the family to appear and the light filtering through the canopy made the task much easier. As they approached very close, a vertical orientation was justified for this shot, with good light and shutter speed complimenting the scene.

2. LEOPARD GREENS

AWARDED: Highly Honored

YEAR: 2020

COMPETITION: Nature's Best Photography Asia

DESCRIPTION: Monsoons turn Jhalana's dry deciduous forest into a lush green paradise. And seeing an elusive cat, like a leopard, roaming in this green haven is no less than seeing gold. I made this photograph just as the monsoon began to make its impact on the driest parts of Rajasthan. And as the new flowers of the native Dhonk tree bloomed, this young leopardess, who goes by the name of Cleopatra decided to sniff them. Seeing and photographing the urban leopards of Jhalana during the monsoon is indeed a delight, and it has always borne fruit.

3. HARMONY IN FAITH

AWARDED: Second Runner-Up

YEAR: 2020

COMPETITION: Nature inFocus

DESCRIPTION: A large population of Rhesus Macaques rules the Aravalli landscape, which is also home to the renowned Galtaji temple. Though these monkeys create a lot of nuisance, they are treated respectfully by the devotees who visit the temple to worship the monkey god, Hanuman. Photographed here is a female Rhesus Macaque sitting in front of the glorious temple edifice.

4. PLAY OF LIGHT

AWARDED: Winner

YEAR: 2020

COMPETITION: Indian Institute of Architects