Indian Origin Photographer: Won National Geographic Picture of the Year1 min read
Software Engineer turned photographer Karthik Subramaniam’s photograph of bald eagles in Alaska Won National Geographic’s “Picture of the Year” contest.
On Covid period has left a permanent imprint on people’s lives. Some are still trying to get back on track, and some are on their way. On a positive note, this pandemic helped the Indian-origin Karthik Subramaniam build his wildlife photography expertise and won national geographic’s “picture of the year.” California-based software engineer Karthik Subramaniam started capturing wild images as a hobby in 2020. His photo has topped national geographic’s “photo of the year” contest 2023, beating over 5000 entries, and his image titled “Dance of the Eagles,” which was captured at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Alaska, won the grand prize in the contest. “Every November, hundreds of bald eagles gather at Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, Alaska, to feast on salmon. I visited there last two Novembers to photograph them,” Karthik Subramaniam said during the contest.
“Hours of observing their patterns and behavior helped me capture moments like these,” added photographer Karthik Subramaniam, a software engineer passionate about wildlife photography. “Every November, hundreds of bald eagles gather at Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, Alaska, to feast on salmon. I visited there last two November to photograph them.”
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