Runner-up | Animal Behaviour


Kallol Mukherjee

Runner-up | Animal Behaviour

Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal

Kaleidoscope

Butterflies regularly congregate on wet sand, mud and even on rotting plant and animal matter, to sip moisture from them and take in the necessary salts and minerals. Commonly referred to as puddling, in this image, you can see a Lesser Zebra, a Fivebar Swordtail and two Common Jays pictured on the Jayanti riverbed. The photographer’s perfectly-timed capture shows how butterflies eject excess fluids from their body before taking flight.


Kallol Mukherjee

Kallol Mukherjee is a professional wildlife photographer who has been working with the camera for more than 15 years. His images have won national and international accolades including the ‘Photographer of the Year – 2016’ at Nature inFocus. His images have also been exhibited across countries and published in leading international magazines.