The prestigious Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) award was bagged by a 10 year Indian boy recently.
Jalandhar boy Arshdeep Singh made India proud with his stupendous photography skills as he laid his claim on the coveted award, which was up for grabs in its 53rd edition.
The winning portrait is a heart warming capture of two owlets who were huddled together inside a pipe and the patient observation skills of the young lad paid off, as he took the award winning shot.
Singh takes inspiration from his father Randeep Singh who is also an acclaimed wildlife photographer, and has been exploring the realm of photography since the tender age of 6. However, for a child prodigy so much obsessed with clicks and cams, this isn’t his first claim to fame. With his works already being published in the Lonely Planet UK, Germany and India, and BBC Wildlife UK, Arshdeep’s recent portrait ‘Pipe Owls’ catapulted him to further recognition.
Shot outside the Kapurthala city of Punjab, the adorable portrait of the tiny owls staring directly into the lenses managed to sweep the award ceremony that took place at the Natural History Museum, London, on Tuesday.