Vidyun R Hebbar wins title in competition held by London’s Natural History Museum after clicking the photograph of a tent spider in its web
A 10-year old boy from Bengaluru has bagged the title of ‘Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021’ in a photography competition organised by the Natural History Museum of London.
Vidyun R Hebbar, a Class V student, won the award for clicking a tent spider in its web. The capture is named ‘Dome Home’.
Congratulating Hebbar on October 13, the Natural History Museum of London tweeted, “Congratulations to Vidyun R Hebbar…. In his colourful image, Dome home, a passing tuk-tuk provides a backdrop of rainbow colours to set off the tent spider’s silk creation.”
Chair of the Jury Roz Kidman Cox appreciated the image for its creativity, framing and focus. The backdrop is also interesting as it has a bright coloured motorised rickshaw.
London’s Natural History Museum has been conducting the competition every year since 1965. This year, there were about 50,000 entries from all over the world. There were 19 different categories for the competition.
Every entry was anonymously judged by the jury for its narrative, originality, ethical practice and technical excellence.
The museum opened the photo exhibition from October 15. One can visit the exhibition by purchasing tickets from the official website of the Natural History Museum.