Winner | Wildscape & Animals in Their Habitat

Kapil Sharma,
Yogendra Satam

Winner | Wildscape & Animals in Their Habitat

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Aarey’s Cats

The camera trap image portrays the peaceful coexistence of leopards with humans in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony. The felids reside in the adjacent Sanjay Gandhi National Park and often visit the neighbouring areas in search of prey. Here, a lactating leopardess is seeking refuge from the rains in an abandoned house located within a village of the Warli community.

Kapil Sharma

Kapil Sharma is a 22-year-old creative wildlife photographer from Mumbai who already has more than a decade of experience under his belt. He loves to convey a story through his images, irrespective of the subject. Kapil conducts photo tours across the country and specialises in DSLR camera trapping.

Yogendra Satam

Yogendra Satam is a Mumbai Police Constable who is also a wildlife enthusiast and an avid naturalist. Having lived near Aarey Colony, leopards have been a constant sight for him since childhood. He now works with wildlife photographer Kapil Sharma to monitor these urban felids. His tracking skills have contributed immensely to identifying locations for camera traps. He also assists the forest department in rescue operations and awareness programs.


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