Mumbai photographer Nayan Khanolkar wins wildlife award

Posted on:22 Oct 2016 09:34:03

Mumbai photographer Nayan Khanolkar wins wildlife award
22 October 2016 Current Affairs: Mumbai-based photographer and conversationalist Nayan Khanolkar has brought home the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, which is considered "Oscars of wildlife photography".

Nayan was awarded the ‘Urban Wildlife category’ award in London. His picture shows a leopard staring directly into the lens as it walks underneath a tiny yellow bulb between two mud-splattered homes of tribals in Aarey Colony. This was the 52nd installment of the award, in which Khanolkar won from 50,000 entries across 90 countries.

With his infrared cameras, he would place them at a strategic points, ensuring the camera settings were best to capture the light, and hoping that the leopard would pass in front of it.

Khanolkar lives with his wife and parents in Dombivli. Every day, he would travel to Goregaon to check his cameras.


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