When photographers make their presence felt, can photography awards be far behind? ‘Iconic Images’ shines the spotlight on award-winning and rare photographs that have stories to tell. Photographers also share the thoughts and challenges behind their images, serving as an inspiration for others.

Peafowl at Dawn

October 15, 2016

It was 1998, in the last decade of slide film. I was on a safari in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on a winter morning. A layer of cold mist hung low […]

I’m Watching You

September 15, 2016

One day, when I was out photographing in my ancestral village, a small village near Thirthahalli, in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, this pretty Green Vine Snake appeared in the […]

The Monk in the River

August 01, 2016

With immense patience, akin to a monk, this Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) stood still, waiting for an unaware fish to surface. Egrets and herons have always amazed me; they pose as […]

Wolves of Bagalkot

July 01, 2016

For a long time, it was believed that the wolf was on the brink of extermination in Karnataka. Most of the belief stemmed from the fact that the study of […]

Starlit Earth

May 01, 2016

Fireflies are a type of winged beetles which use bio-luminescence as a tool for mating. The males display a species-specific pattern of flashing (pun intended) while flying through the air […]

Indrella ampulla

March 15, 2016

I made this image in Coorg, in October 2014. The monsoons were long gone, but that had little impact on the greens or the abundance of life in the lush evergreen […]

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