2012 Photo Contest, Spot News, Singles, Honorable Mention
Photographer

Salil Bera

<em>The Week</em>

19 July, 2011

A leopard attacks a forest warden after escaping from the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, in West Bengal, India.

About

Salil Bera

Salil Bera was born in India in 1973. Photography, a childhood hobby, became a profession when he gained a diploma from Bangiya Bijnan Parishad college and became a photojournali...

Background story

West Bengal, India

A leopard attacks a forest warden after escaping from the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, in West Bengal, India. The animal had been inadequately tranquilized during an operation to capture it and return it to the reserve, after it had threatened inhabitants of the village of Limbu. The warden survived the attack, but the leopard was killed during attempts to subdue it.

Technical information

Focal length
190 mm
F-Stop
f/2.8
ISO
800

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