WIPA 2017—Top 4 (Emerging Photographer of the Year)

 

The Emerging Photographer of the Year Award was a category of the Wildlife India Photography Awards 2017 which wanted to seek out new talent coming up in wildlife photography in India. Contestants had to be aged 27 or younger to be eligible and had to send a portfolio of between 5-20 images for consideration.

These photographs made it through two rounds of judging. The first round was judged by photographers Kedar Bhide, Nirbhay Patil and Kedar Bhat, who sifted through close to 7000 photographs and came up with the 160 nominees in the Open Category and 22 in the Emerging Photographer of the Year category. You can read about the entire judging process here. The second round was judged by Nayan Khanolkar and Dhritiman Mukherjee, who selected these photographs.

From over 200 entrants in this category, here are 4 promising photographers who have received Honorable Mentions in the category. Featured in this gallery are the images that the final judges found to be most striking from their portfolios!

Chinmay Macwan

Photograph/Chinmay Macwan

Photograph/Chinmay Macwan

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Sarang Naik

Photograph/Sarang Naik

Photograph/Sarang Naik

Photograph/Sarang Naik

Photograph/Sarang Naik

Siddhant Sahu

Photograph/Siddhant Sahu

Photograph/Siddhant Sahu

Vikram Vyawahare

Photograph/Vikram Vyawahare

Photograph/Vikram Vyawahare

Photograph/Vikram Vyawahare

Photograph/Vikram Vyawahare

Congratulations to the Top 4!

More about WIPA: 

WIPA 2017—The Journey & the Judges

WIPA 2017—Top 100 (Open category)!

WIPA 2017—Top 10 (Open Category)!

The Better Photography Wildlife India Photography Awards 2017 was presented by Toehold and Panasonic, in association with HP and Magical Kenya.

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