Indian Boy Wins Young Wildlife Photographer

A 14-year-old Indian boy who camped out overnight on the banks of a crocodile infested river in Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India, to get a shot of the reptiles, has won the coveted title of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year.


Udayan Rao Pawar was awarded by the UK based Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide for his photograph, “Mother’s little headful,” which shows a mother crocodile with her young piled on top of her head in the Chambal river, a tributary of the Yamuna river which runs through central India.


The area is increasingly under threat from illegal sand mining and fishing, Udayan said in a statement.    


Udayan slept near a nesting colony of the endangered gharial crocodilians to capture his shot early in the morning, according to a statement on the museum’s website.


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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:30pm