The June photo contest is very special to us. The entries we received were mind blowing so we left the decision to you. You picked your favorite photos! We received 1509 votes! Your participation was overwhelming.
Three cheers to the winners!
Winner : Amit Ghangurde with 423 votes – Buran Ghati trek
The “Wow Point” on the Buran Ghati trek, where you exit the pine forests and enter the huge grasslands of Litham! A grand capture by Amit! The depth of the valley with the treeline in the foreground and snow-capped mountains in the background add another dimension to this picture.
1st Runner up : Ramshesha N with 348 votes – Hampta Pass
The diverse textures in this photo make it interesting. Fluffiness of clouds, rough mountain slopes, vibrant greenery and the meandering river reflecting it all!
2nd Runner up : Nikhil Kataria with 317 votes – Roopkund
This has got to be one of the most dramatic sunsets one would have seen in their lives! Standing above the clouds, seeing the hills bathed in golden twilight. It’s a beautiful moment captured well!
Judges choice – Sushrut Sardesai – Rupin Pass
This is a print-worthy picture, to say the least. The landscape bathed in golden light at Dhanderas Thatch. A vibrant picture captured in the nick of time.
Sreedharlal B Naick – Rupin Pass
The play of light in this picture of the Rupin Waterfall is almost magical! Also, he has managed to time the picture perfectly, capturing the mist just before it shrouds the waterfall. Seeing the Rupin Waterfall this green in June is a rarity, and Sreedharlal has made the best of it!
Venu Madhavan – Rupin Pass
Venu has managed to capture the Rupin River winding it’s way through so many kinds of terrain – snow, moraine, grass. There are several elements and colours in this image that make it nomination-worthy!
Gautam Watve – Hampta Pass
A shot of the Shea Goru campsite that encapsulates all three elements in the landscape beautifully. The rushing river, towering mountains and blue skies. It shows how serene a campsite can be!
Ramshesha N – Hampta Pass
What a dream-like picture! There’s an amazing play of contrast in this photograph! The subtle greys beautifully bring out the green and yellow. There’s a lot of drama, with the clouds coming in, a play of shadows and light on the mountain face, the picture has a lot going on.
Sumit Sadhu – Rupin Pass
Rupin Pass is not an easy trek to capture on camera. The terrain is rugged, and the scale of the mountains is massive. Capturing all that in one frame and in such a beautiful manner requires sheer talent!
Vikrant Deshmukh – Hampta Pass
We love this story-telling picture of the Balu Ka Ghera campsite. The activity of the campsite against the quiet and majestic mountains in the background make for a great contrast.
Rohil Waghmare – Rupin Pass
The Upper Waterfall Campsite in all its glory! You can almost feel the serenity in this picture, with the undisturbed tents, the gently flowing Rupin River and the quiet mountains. Nicely captured by Rohil!
Sujan Joseph – Roopkund trek
Sujan Joseph perfectly captures clouds fleeing in haste over the green meadows of Ali Bugyal.