Pipe-Owls: 10-year-old Arshdeep Singh bags Nature’s Best Photography Asia 2018 award

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Arshdeep Singh – Photo: Facebook

This young Sikh boy sure has an eye for photos! Just outside Kapurthala, he shot a photo that landed him the Winner Junior award at the Nature’s Best Photography Asia 2018.

Hailing from Jalandhar, Punjab, Arshdeep Singh was all smiles at when the award ceremony was held at the Natural History Museum in London, on Tuesday.

Organised by Britain’s Natural History Museum, the award program focuses on and showcasing nature photographs taken in Asia by amateur and professional photographers worldwide.

Pipe Owl by Arhsdeep Singh

This is Arshdeep’s story, as shared at the competition website:

I often travel to Kapurthala town with my father for birding. In winter on a Sunday morning I also went with my father once again for bird photography. On the way while we were crossing the road I saw a spot-ted owlet flying and he went inside this tube. I asked my dad to stop the car, he stopped the car but didn’t believe me that the owl could go inside this tube.

I looked at the tube again for few minutes and I was surprised to see a pair of owlets coming out of the tube.

I pointed my dad towards the tube and he was stunned seeing the owls over there. He rolled the car glass down for me and without wasting anytime I got the shot of the owlet duo. They were looking straight into my eyes, I felt like each of the owlets wanted to say “I C U” boy!

I was happy to see these beautiful spotted owlets in their urban home and I had to say goodbye to them so that they could be on their own.

CAMERA: NIKON D500; AF-S NIKKOR 500MM F/4E FL ED VR; 1/1600 SEC; F/4.0; ISO 450.

 

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