We are excited to announce the winners of the third edition of the Nature inFocus Film Contest 2021.
Even with much of the world shut indoors over the last year and more, the contest saw an overwhelming number of entries from all over the world. We are grateful to all the participants and heartily congratulate all the winners. The results of the latest Nature inFocus Film Contest were announced at a live virtual event on November 19, 2021.
Scroll down to see the winning films.
Savannah Warriors—Kunal Shah
Winner—Emerging (Natural History)
A peek into the world of the Fan-throated Lizard. From showing off the hues on its dewlap to territorial wars with other male lizards, the film encapsulates what it is like to win the female's attention.
Kaliru—Jeswin Kingsly and Santhosh Krishnan
Highlighting the nuances of human-elephant conflicts, Kaliru (or male elephant in Tamil) showcases how the pachyderms are impacted by drastic changes to their habitats and how the farmers that live close to them are equally affected by the issue.
Lost Kings Of Bioko—Oliver Goetzl
Winner—Professional (Natural History)
Off the coast of Central Africa lies an isolated island—covered by primaeval rainforest, surrounded by dark ocean waters and inhabited by a variety of species, more than nearly any other place on Earth. This terra incognita is called BIOKO. The ruler of this realm is one of the world's least-known primate species, the Drill. This film explores the secret lives of Drills, sharing glimpses of their mysterious island home.
Watch the trailer:
Khee—Nikhil Talegaonkar and Sandeep Dhumal
The magnificent terrains of Ladakh are known for the cold deserts, high passes and monasteries. But, the alarming number of free-ranging stray dogs on the prowl is upsetting the land's ecology, threatening the already endangered wildlife and even attacking humans. What is it like to live under constant threat?
An Unusual Sight—Swayam Thakkar
A surprise entrant—an Indian Golden Jackal receives a warm welcome from the other canines in the region. The wild moment was shot in a village near the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra.