Indian photographer grabs National Geographic award

Pune Regional Transport Office’s assistant regional transport officer S. Bhor was recently honored at the Viewers’ Choice Award event presented by National Geographic for his talent when it comes to wildlife photography. The amateur photographer got an award in nature category for his picture called – Tender Moment which portrays a shot of a mom cheetah along with her cub at Masai Mara National Park. Around 22000 entries from 150 countries were received by the channel for the competition.

Bhor told that the cheetah is well known for her habit of climbing up on vehicles to spot the prey. The photo was clicked while she was teaching her cub how to spot and hunt prey. He added that since the plains in the Masai Mara has less trees, the cheetah have learnt to climb on the vehicles.

The amateur photographer told that they had been watching the cheetah mom and her cubs for a long time and they were expecting to see the mom go for a kill. He took the picture in the evening light. It was really an unguarded moment.

It was around ten years ago that Bhor became interested in photography and he used to study photography techniques online. Later he had also taken a formal training.

Bhor has not let go the opportunity to go to a national reserve or a wildlife sanctuary through India and across the world. He told that he is not a full time photographer as he tends to be busy with work. But when he gets chance, he watches wildlife and click photographs. It is a kind of relaxation for him.

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