Gold 2018 Nature / Trees

Dead Tree, Living Sky

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Trees
  • Photographer
    Pradeep Bansal
  • Technical Info
    A7r2, 18mm, F2.8 15 Seconds, Iso 3200
  • Photo Date
    June 2017

This famous dead tree in the Deadvlei pan in the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia is the subject of numerous photographs. I have tried to juxtapose it against the Milky way and the star-studded sky with satellite trails providing a stark contrast - the long dead past and the promise of present technology.

I am a physician living in New York, with a passion for nature photography. I have been shooting nature and wildlife for almost 10 yrs now but have only begun competing in any local or national competition a month ago.