Wildlife photography is a challenging field within the various branches of photography. Patience and the right time is a must to get the perfect shots. A 10-year-old Arshdeep Singh from Punjab has proved his mettle by winning one of the most coveted titles in the field. Arshdeep Singh has his name amongst the winners of 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year which took place in London's Natural History Museum. His photograph 'Pipe Owls,' which captures two owlets closely sitting inside a pipe, has given him the honour in 10-years-and-under category of the competition. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 Winner: Marsel van Oosten Wins The Title For Picture of Two Gazing Golden Monkeys With Blue Faces.
Year after year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards are held to honour the masters of nature photography. Owls are known to be nocturnal creatures, so when they are spotted during the day, it is as good as a rare sight. The particular photograph was taken while Arshdeep was driving along with father in Punjab’s Kapurthala area. He saw the owlet in an old pipe and asked his father to stop the car, so that he could capture the moment. Just as he was about to click, another owlet put its head out and he got a picture perfect. Move Over Man’s Bun, it’s a ‘Mane’ Bun: Amazing Photos of Trendy Lion Sporting a Hipster Hairstyle in Nairobi National Park.
Check out Arshdeep Sigh's picture of Pipe Owls Which Has Won Him Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2018
Our youngest category winner, in 10 Years and Under, is Arshdeep Singh from India with 'Pipe Owls'.
After his keen observational skills helped him see these spotted owlets Arshdeep waited patiently for the birds to peep out from their hiding place to get this winning shot.#WPY54 pic.twitter.com/utLSEXt3qW
— Wildlife Photographer of the Year (@NHM_WPY) October 16, 2018
According to a report in Indian Express, Arshdeep took a keen interest in the field right since he was 6-years-old. He harboured an interest in wildlife in the year 2012. His father, Randeep Singh is a well-known photographer, so the father-son duo often travels together, capturing moments. Although this award is a huge appreciation for Arshdeep, he has also been previously featured in some of the most reputed magazines. His photographs have been published in Lonely Planet UK, Lonely Planet Germany, Lonely Planet India, BBC Wildlife UK etc. Arshdeep Singh is a talent box and we only see him rising in the years to come.