WPY 2011

Photograph Details

Runner-up 2011

Nature in Black & White

Adithya Biloor, India

Ant line

It was the shape of the dried-up, torn leaf that caught Adithya's eye. It hung from a tree on his farm in the forests of India's Western Ghats. He spent much of the day photographing the simple, abstract shape, but the results 'were too abstract and simple,' he says. 'So I waited, hoping that an insect, a dragonfly, for example, might land on it.' In the end, he waited four days. Then, finally, nature obliged. 'An ant climbed onto the leaf. But it was in such a hurry that I only managed to get four images,' only two of which worked for him. They worked because, by then, Adithya knew exactly how to achieve the effect he wanted.

Technical specification

Nikon D90 + 70-300mm lens; 1/500 sec at f8; ISO 400.


Western Ghats, Karnataka, India: latitude 14.668983, longitude 74.72862 Western Ghats, Karnataka, India: latitude 14.668983, longitude 74.72862

Western Ghats, Karnataka, India


Adithya Biloor, India