Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Nature / Wildlife

Sting Among Litter

  • Photographer
    Ghaneshwaran Balachandran
  • Agency / Studio
    The Wild Naturalist
  • Technical Info
    Canon 7d Mark Ii & Canon Ef 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 Is Usm
  • Photo Date
    18 May 2019

This scorpion made its way in the interiors of a gallery and I happen to be there on an assignment to photograph turtle specimens on display. I wasn't convinced about the safety of the dark wanderer with a sting, and my fellow species too so I relocated this beauty of an arachnid to a nearby tree. Before saying goodbye and going our separate ways, I took a shot. Scorpion have an evolutionary history of over 400 million years. They have adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions and can be found in all continents except Antarctica. There are over 2500 described species globally.

Ghaneshwaran Balachandran is a visual artist specializing in natural history, conservation and environmental subjects. Using documentary and fine art approach in his imagery with a unique and personal narrative, he has since earned acclaims from international competitions and has been featured by National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, DailyMail, NewsHub and many more. He is a private photographic excursion host and a public speaker on request. He is the founding member of Photo-Science International, a atorytelling coalition that strives to re-frame the dialogue on global environmental issues.