Photography is much more than just owing a fancy DSLR and clicking pictures. It needs a lot of effort, dedication, and hard work in getting a perfect shot. Through photographs, you can tell a story of a certain person, a place or an object. And the best part is if you don't specify what the pictures depict, then the spectator will make something out of it.
Jalandhar's Arshdeep Singh, 10, has won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) Award for his photograph 'Pipe Owls'. He became the winner of the 2018 wildlife photographer of the year in the 10-years and under category.
His photo was awarded the best in the category by Britain's Natural History Museum. Arshdeep told that the photo was taken just outside Kapurthala, in Punjab. In the photo where 2 owls are closely sitting inside a pipe. The award ceremony was held at the Natural History Museum, London, on Tuesday.
Arshdeep said," I often travel to Kapurthala with my father for nature photography. One such day, when I saw a 'spotted owl' flying inside a tube, I told my father to stop the car. He did not believe me. We waited for sometime until they came out again and without wasting a moment, I took the shot. My father was stunned."
"The owls were looking straight into my eyes. I felt like each one of them wanted to say me - I see you !," he said.
"After his keen observational skills helped him see these spotted owlets Arshdeep waited patiently for the birds to peep out from their hiding place to get this winning shot," the organizers noted.
As a photographer, there is not a requirement you can just capture the moments that are special to you. It is a feeling to capture the moment which you desire. Cheers to Arshdeep for his victory!