A wildlife photographer for 16 years, Sanjay Danait from RC Koregaon Park, RID 3131, has won the Sony-BBC Earth Award for his photograph in the wildlife category. Avid photographers covet such a recognition from Sony-BBC Earth, an Indian TV channel owned by BBC Studios and Culver Max Entertainment. Over the years, Danait has bagged international awards from National Geographic, BBC Wildlife channels, Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP), Federation of Indian Photography (FIP), Photographic Society of America (PSA) and 35 Awards (Russia), among others.
This year, ‘Thrill of life’ is the theme of the Sony-BBC Earth Award competition and thousands of entries were received across the three categories — landscape, adventure and wildlife. Only one picture from a contestant is allowed in each category. The selected entries were first published on the Sony-BBC Earth website for public voting from Oct 6–27. The top 15 entries in each category with maximum votes were chosen for final adjudication and three winners, one in each category, were selected by the jury in November.
Rotary News had featured his pictures in the May issue.