Runner-up | Conservation Focus


Gnaneswar CH

Runner-up | Conservation Focus

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

This Divided Land

Did you know that about 58,000 people die due to snakebites every year in India? Here is one of the 'big four'—a Russell's Viper—making its way through a paddy field as women continue to do their work. The 'big four' refers to the four venomous reptile species that contribute to the maximum number of snakebite incidents. In rural areas, these venomous snakes live in close proximity to humans, and awareness becomes imperative to reduce the occurrence of such incidents.