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Ant Line

The 'Ant Line' image featured here won Adithya Biloor the Runner-up image in the Nature in Black & White category at the BBC WPOTY 2011. This image was made at his farm.

His winning image's link is here:

This is what he has to say about the image:

‘It all started with nothing! In the winter of 2010, I was thinking of creating visuals in nature with fresh perspectives. I had seen some beautiful non-nature images where white sky was used as a canvas and many graphical elements were placed on it. I took a cue from them. I am always fascinated by shapes and forms created by small creepers and torn leaves. One day, in my farm, I noticed a torn coconut leaf hanging mid-air, with lots of curves. I tried to make some images of it. The results were nice and new, but too simple and abstract.  As per suggestions from some senior photographers, I decided to improvise. I waited for 3 days for some life-form to move on the curvy black line of the leaf. Finally, an ant came there; probably, it had lost its way. It made very quick movements. I could take only 4-5 images, but, by then, I had taken the image I had in my mind'.

Adithya Biloor

Adithya Biloor lives in the heart of the Western Ghats, at the base of Kodachadri hill. He is an artist located in nature and believes in simple living and high thinking. Trained in fine arts, his eye for detail and the extra-ordinary has kept him in good stead. He also runs a simple home-stay called Simha farms, along with his parents.

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