10-year-old Indian boy wins international wildlife photography award

Singh won the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) award for his photograph, ‘Pipe Owls’

Dubai: Some photographs are simply picture perfect. Ten-year-old Arshdeep Singh made India proud by winning the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) award for his photograph, ‘Pipe Owls’. Social media users congratulated him and praised him for his skill.

Singh won in the 10-years-and-under category in what is known as the world’s most prestegious wildlife photography competition. 

According to a report by Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, Singh clicked the award winning photograph outside the city of Kapurthala, Punjab. In the picture, two owlets are seen sitting huddled together, inside a pipe.

In the report Singh said: “I often travel to Kapurthala with my father for nature photography. One such day, when I saw a ‘spotted owl’ flying in to a pipe, I told my father to stop the car. He did not believe me. We waited for some time until they came out again and without wasting a moment, I took the shot. My father was stunned.”

His father, Randeep Singh, is also a well-known wildlife photographer. His official Facebook page has more than 496,000 followers.

On twitter, many people congratulated Singh on his achievement.

@adks001 said: “Like father like son. We always believe our #father to be our #idols, but very few follow their parent’s dream nowadays and #ArshdeepSingh is one of them… Just 10 years of age and he has started making records #hardworkpaysoff.”

While @Surinder_Sh posted: “#ArshdeepSingh sure is a born photographer if there ever was one. #FeelGoodFeelProud.”

Many people called his achievement a proud moment for Indians and encouraged him to keep up the good work.

Singh started taking pictures since he was 6. He was awarded the prize by The Natural History Museum in London. This was the competition’s 53rd installment.




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