Silver 2021 / Nature / Wildlife

The World Is Going Upside Down

  • Prizes
    Silver in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Thomas Vijayan

I wanted to capture all 4 elements in one frame the sky, the water, the amazing habitat they live in, and the subject facing me. I knew the only way I could combine these elements in one frame was to be above the orangutan and position downwards to capture the face and the perfect reflection of the sky in the still water below it. The most challenging part of this experience was reaching the location in 3 hour boat ride across waves and staying calm while the orangutan was in front of me.

My name is Thomas Vijayan, I am basically an Architect hailing from Kerala, India also known as God’s Own Country, was brought up in Bangalore and later moved to Canada, where I am now settled with my family. I have travelled all round the world for photography which is my passion but not my profession. The big cats have always been my favorite. To me there is nothing called "perfection" in any photography, every click to me is an experience and the more I click I feel I have learned something new from it, and I give more importance to quality pictures than quantity. I love nature and I can