The nurturing wetland

Rakesh Pulapa's Image

Rakesh flew his drone over the remains of a mangrove swamp on the edge of Kakinada. Contrasting the square rooftops with the dense vegetation, his image also draws attention to the human impacts on this vulnerable ecosystem.

Mangroves are trees and shrubs that grow in the salty waters along coastlines in tropical and subtropical regions. Their densely tangled roots withstand the daily crashing of tides, preventing flooding and sheltering both human and non-human coastal life from the sea

Behind the lens

Rakesh Pulapa

Rakesh Pulapa


Rakesh is a trained computer science engineer, but his passion and interest in travel and nature turned him into a travel and aerial photographer. What started as a hobby later became a profession. He is currently on a mission to explore the unexplored - first in and around his hometown, but also across Asia and Europe.

Image details

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro 1/80 sec at f3.2
  • ISO 200
  • Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India
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