Vihaan got into photography three years ago when he was only seven.
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Bengaluru: Vihaan Talya Vikas, an amazing 10-year-old from Bengaluru who won a big prize in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition in London. Vihaan took a deep-thought picture of a spider with a statue of Lord Krishna in Bengaluru. The photo not only appears aesthetic but also makes you think about what it is trying to deliver. It shows the spider near Krishna's statue as if it's enjoying the music of Krishna's flute. This awesome photo stood out among 50,000 entries from 95 countries, and Vihaan won in the under-10 category.
Vihaan got into photography three years ago when he was only seven. He likes using different kinds of lenses to take pictures of spiders, insects, and even goes on safaris. Besides photography, he also enjoys studying astronomy, according to the Natural History Museum's website.
Vihaan's journey to winning this award started when he saw a special spider while visiting a temple near Bangalore. The spider was catching its prey, and this amazing moment happened against a wall with a statue of Lord Krishna. It felt like a connection between nature and spirituality.
Vihaan's winning photo is to be part of the important WPY59 collection and will be shown in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. This exhibition is to travel to 25 places across four continents to teach people about the importance of taking care of wildlife.
Dhritiman Mukherjee, a judge in the competition, said Vihaan's photo is great because it shows coexistence – the spider and the statue together. The picture tells a story about art, concept, taking care of nature, and science.