Winner | Conservation Focus
A colony of Zoanthids glows under the light of an ultraviolet flashlight, against the backdrop of a lit Mumbai city skyline. Zoanthids are an order of Cnidarians, similar to Corals and commonly found in coral reefs, that can be seen on Mumbai’s rocky shores during low tide. The photographer was shooting one such patch behind Priyadarshini Park in Malabar Hill when he discovered that they glow brilliantly under UV light. This long exposure shot brings together two sides of the city of Mumbai: the bustling metropolis that we're all familiar with and the wildlife haven that hides in plain sight. Mumbai’s marine life is under constant threat as these forgotten treasures continue to be ignored in the face of the city’s bigger ideas.