Exemplary Wildlife Week 2020

Wildlife Week Oct 2 – Oct 8, 2020

YPS just concluded the Wildlife Week celebration for 2020. Despite the continuing pandemic situation, the spirits of Wildlife enthusiasts were kept by the excellent presentations on wildlife every day from October 2nd to October 8th. Over 200 photographers, members, supporters and non-members attended the webinars broadcasted through Facebook Live and Youtube Live.

The enthusiasts were presented with visual treats day-after-day as the presenters, Mrs. Rathika Ramasamy, Mr. Mohan Thomas, Mr. Yashpal Rathore, Mr. Avinash Khemka, Mr. Girish Gowda, Mr. Sachin Rai and Mr. Praveen Purohit took us through an unimaginable collection of wildlife images from India to South Africa, from Kabini to Himalayas, from minute insects to wildest landscapes and from tiniest of spiders to largest of elephants. They all upheld the spirit of wildlife week by demonstrating their love wildlife apart from guiding the viewers to look at photography from fresh perspectives.

Wildlife Week Contest

YPS Members had a double treat by having an opportunity to participate in the Wildlife Contest. 9 winners, 3 from each Animals, Birds and Macro category won prizes and certificates. The winners were selected by 9 jury members working with Mr. Satish, President, YPS.

We thank the jury members for spending time to score each picture and select the winners:

  • ANIMALS: Mr. Praveen P Mohandas, Mr. Uday Hegde and Mr. Sachin Rai
  • BIRDS: Mr. Vinay Parelkar, Mr. A.K.Raju and Mr. Avinash Khemka
  • MACRO: Mr. Hayath Mohammed, Mr. Girish Gowda and Mr. Goutham Ramesh

Here are the winners of the Wildlife Contest 2020:


1st Place – Elephant Dust

Mr. Arun Kumar NK
Life Member

2nd Place – Brothers in Arms

Dr. Ranganath C, AFIP
Individual Member

3rd Place – Rhino in Habitat

Mr. Manju Mohan, AFIP, cMoL
Life Member

1st Place – The Claw Power

Mr. Yeshwaanth L
Life Member

2nd Place – Indian Eagle Owl in flight-1

Mr. Anantha Murthy
Individual Member

3rd Place – Fight in Air

Mr. Varadanayaka T P
Individual Member

1st Place – Backlit Katydid

Ms. Anagha Mohan
Junior Associate

2nd Place – Green Lynx eating Termite

Mr. Arjun Haarith, AFIP
Individual Member

3rd Place – Lacewing Larvae

Mr. Amith Kiran Menezes
Individual Member

Hearty Congratulations to All the Winners !

Hearty Congratulations to All Wildlife Lovers !

We thank all the Participants !

We thank all the Jury Members !

We thank all the Speakers !

We thank all the viewers !

Till next year…