• Canon Wild Clicks 2016

    November 17-21, 2016

    It's a test of your shooting mettle, it's a test of your sensitivity towards moments in the wild, it brings out your creativity - Canon Wild Clicks - India's Only Live Photography Contest is back with Season 6 in one of India's hidden wild treasures - Dudhwa National Park!

    Are you a wildlife photography enthusiast? Do you feel you can create great wildlife images? If yes, then we feel it's time to give you the recognition you always deserved! The Government of Uttar Pradesh announces the launch of Season 6 of Wild Clicks - India's Only Live Photography Contest - powered by Canon. The contest aims to give photographers from all walks of life to showcase their skills & mettle in a unique competition that will ensure an equal level play field for all participants.

    With identical shooting conditions, on-field mentoring by Canon Photo Mentors and live judgment by an eminent jury - here is your chance to showcase your skills and win a brand new Canon 5D Mark III and a host of other prizes!
  • CWC 6 Event Synopsis
    Canon Wild Clicks Season 6 - India's Only Live Photography Contest concluded in Dudhwa National Park. With identical shooting conditions, defined themes and a defined timeframe, over 100 contestants came together to test their creativity and think beyond tigers during the 4 day competition. The event was conducted in partnership with Uttar Pradesh Government and Forest Department of Dudhwa.

    It all kickstarted with the Honourable Chief Minister, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav flagging off Canon Wild Clicks as Nature Wanderers along with the Government of Uttar Pradesh welcomed 100 chosen photographers from all corners of India to be a part of the mega event from Nov 17-21, 2016. The entire group was divided in 3 parts to be mentored and guided by ace photographers - Shivang Mehta, Tejas Soni, Sandeep Dutta and Saurabh Desai.

    This year jury comprised of award winning photographers Ganesh H Shankar and Jagdeep Rajput who spent countless hours judging over 500 images being submitted as per 5 themes given to the contestants.

    CWC 6 has always been a great platform for knowledge sharing and this year the contestants got to be a part of talks on photographic compositions by Ganesh Shankar and some interesting panel discussions with Jagdeep Rajput.

    Pratik Pradhan from Mumbai was judged the overall winner of Canon Wild Clicks Season 6 and won a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and some exciting goodies from our sponsors WulPro & Sirui. Along with the Grand Winner, Canon Wild Clicks - Season 6 had five themes winners & 12 honorary mentions.

    "Each year Wild Clicks creates an incredible catalogue of splendid, exciting, imaginative images. It's an honor to be part of this great initiative for last four years. Anyone passionate about taking creative images will be inspired by the work done by Nature Wanderers through the medium of this event" said Ganesh H. Shankar, Jury CWC 6.

    Jagdeep Rajput added "Wild Clicks is one of the most anticipated events in the wildlife photography. With every passing year we have witness that photographers are working harder than ever before, striving to capture a wider range of subjects, locations and styles, and are shooting in more imaginative ways. It's a privilege to be part of this beautiful endeavor".
  • Canon Wild Clicks History
    For the past 5 years, Canon Wild Clicks (CWC) has been celebrating the spirit of wildlife and nature photography in India by churning out the brightest and finest talent through the medium of this unique competition which gives you the opportunity to interact with leading edge photographers on the field and is also an avenue to showcase photographic skills to a mass audience owing to the massive reach CWC has been able to achieve because of its popularity on online and offline media.

    The concept of Canon Wild Clicks kick-started with Nature Wanderers organizing the first edition of the competition in Corbett National Park in 2010. Under the able guidance of wildlife film-maker Mike Pandey, the competition has grew in stature, participation and reputation. Leading names in the photography and wildlife circuit including Gobind Sagar Bharadwaj, Ganesh H Shankar and Jagdeep Rajput have played a critical role in revamping and renovating the format every year keeping the basic essence and aesthetics alive - presence of mind and ability of a photographer to perform under challenging situations.

    Here is a recap of Canon Wild Clicks since 2010:

    • 2010: Canon Wild Clicks Corbett - Season 1 : Winner - Ankit Gulati
    • 2011: Canon Wild Clicks Ranthambhore - Season 2 : Winner - Dipanjan Mitra
    • 2012: Canon Wild Clicks Kanha - Season 3 : Winner - K.R. Deepak
    • 2013: Canon Wild Clicks Pench - Season 4 : Winner - Anuroop Krishnan
    • 2014: Canon Wild Clicks Pench - Season 5 : Winner - Daanish Shastri
  • CWC6 Winner Images
    Grand Winner - Pratik Pradhan
    Animals in Environment Winner - Sankar N
    Cover Shots Winner - Rahul Deo
    Mentors Choice - Daanish Shastri, Special Mention
    Miniature World - Dhaivat Shah, Special Mention
    Miniature World - Ekta Marda, Special Mention
    Mentors Choice - Kushal Guttedar, Special Mention
    Mentors Choice Winner - Chinmay Macwan
    Miniature World Winner - Archit Prajapati
    Monochromes Winner - Datta Manvadkar
    In Nature - Nandagopal K A Monochromes, Special Mention
    Miniature World - Nilajan Ray, Special Mention
    Monochromes in Nature - Nisanshay, Special Mention
    Monochromes in Nature - Pranav C R, Special Mention
    Special Mention - Sankar N, Mentors Choice
    Special Mention - Sankar N, Mentors Choice
  • CWC Hall of Fame
  • CWC Behind the Scenes
  • Dudhwa National Park
    A perfect representation of the Terai landscape, Dudhwa National Park is one of India's hidden treasures. The green jewels of Uttar Pradesh comprise the Dudhwa National Park, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Pilibhit Tiger Reserve and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Fauna

    Major attractions of Dudhwa National Park are the tigers, One Horned Rhinoceros, Elephants, swamp deer, sambar deer, barking deer, spotted deer, hog deer, barasingha, sloth bear, jackal, civets, jungle cat, fishing cat, & leopard cat. The park has rich bird life as well, with over 350 species, including the swamp francolin, great slaty woodpecker and Bengal florican, hornbills, kingfishers, heron, ducks, geese, teal & painted Storks.

    A range of migratory birds settle here during winters which includes among others, painted storks, black and white necked storks, sarus cranes, woodpeckers, barbets, kingfishers, minivets, bee-eaters, bulbuls and varied night birds of prey.
    Abhilasha Yadav
    Abhilasha Yadav
    Abhilasha Yadav
  • Videos
    Canon Wild Clicks 6 : Mentor Speak
    Canon Wild Clicks - The Creator
    Canon Wild Clicks - Season 6 : Jury Speaks...
    Canon Wild Clicks - Season 6 : Views of Canon India
    Canon Wild Clicks - Season 6 : Contestants Speak...
    Canon Wild Clicks - Season 6 : Contestants Speak...
  • THE JUDGES

    Ganesh H. Shankar

    One of India's most creative natural history photographers, Ganesh H. Shankar is an inspiration for all photography enthusiasts. He has been honing his craft for the past 15 years. Ganesh is an artist at work, attempting to capture the various moods of nature in all her elements, mostly using monotones and creative expressions. He loves to explore the mysteries of light, and the mysticism of colors, forms, and shapes. Ganesh's works have featured in numerous national and international publications.
    Visit www.naturelyrics.com

    Gobind Sagar Bharadwaj

    Dr Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj, a senior forest officer belonging to Indian Forest Service, having vast experience in natural resource conservation, especially in the field of wildlife management. Dr. Bhardwaj has served in various capacities in different forest divisions of Rajasthan, including managing one of the best tiger reserves of the country, Ranthambhore National Park. It is during his tenure in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve he developed a deep passion for wildlife, especially the magnificent tiger. Based on his observations on tigers, he has authored a book on tigers, "Tracking Tigers in Ranthambhore". He is the recipient of the State Award in 1999 for outstanding services for the State of Rajasthan. The award was given for saving the life of villagers and a tiger that had strayed outside the forest into a village, during which Dr. Bharadwaj was badly mauled by the tiger. Dr. Bharadwaj was amongst the top 3 Sanctuary Wildlife Photographers of the year 2011.

    Jagdeep Rajput

    30+ international and national awards including a consistent run when it comes to prestigious nature photography trophies like BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature's Best Photography Awards, International Photography Awards USA, DJ Memorial Competition and the list goes on.... His eye has witnessed some of the rarest natural history moments of wild India.

    Internationally acclaimed natural history photographer, Jagdeep Rajput, has made India proud in the global wildlife photography circuit with his outstanding photographic work in Indian forests over the last 2 decades. Jagdeep would be a part of the eminent jury of CWC for 2014.
    Visit www.jagdeeprajput.com to know more about him.

  • Media Coverage
  • Prizes
    Wild Clicks has always rewarded creativity and out of the box thinking in wildlife photography. Year on year Wild Clicks has always believed in giving proper recognition to the work of our contestants in some or the other way - be it in the form of tangible prizes which are being awarded to the winners or getting the creative work of the contestant published in leading edge publications or in the form of showcase through the medium of exhibitions and photo sales. Here is a sneak preview of the GRAND PRIZE of CWC 6.



    Canon 5D Mark IV
    Canon 5D Mark IV, 5D series instalment features a brand new, full-frame, high-speed CMOS sensor that is designed for a wide range of uses with the 30.4 Megapixels sensor. It is capable of recording stills as well as full featured 4K video which is rich enough to endure significant editing and post-processing without losing quality.

    With it's new and advances autofocus, durable shutter and new CPU the camera can support a continuous shooting mode speed of 7 frames per second. The new 5D Mark IV autofocusing system is a work of art! It features 2 photo diodes per sensor pixel, each able of phase-difference detection covering over 80% of the plane.
    Quick Preview
    • Sensor - 30.4 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
    • ISO Sensitivity - 100-32000 native
    • Amazing 4K Capabilities
    • New Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocusing System



    B2 BEAN BAG
    Product Description :
    Wulfpro B2 bean bag the name was conceived as it was the name of a very famous tiger of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and Bean bag first two letters are B so thought it would be a nice gesture for a legend. Bean bags can be customized for name embroidery also
    Product Dimensions : L 10 x W 7 x H 10.5 cm
    Product Features :
    • Waterproof material all around
    • Top is canvas with quick dry coating inside
    • Middle portion for positioning is rubber polythene mix and is waterproof and anti skid
    • Wide top for extra balance, canvas top to provide more friction for stability, handles all around for quick grab
    • YKK zipper, buckles to tie it around



    WULFpro K9 32 L
    Product Description :
    Wulfpro K9 camera backpack bag is a unique World class bag as it is built by photographers for photographers. After several years of trying different bags which are generally made to cater all fields of photography, we wanted to create a bag that is good also for nature and wildlife photography. Nature and wildlife photography needs a bag that is rugged, safe, waterproof, dust resistant, easy access and comfort. With more than 37 practical features. Water Proof and Extremely Durable - With high quality 450D nylon outer and YKK zippers and buckles.Stitched with high density nylon stich. Detachable rain cover. Organized - Correctly & strategically located spaces for everything you need.
    Speacial Features :
    • Triple opening options
    • Two side holder and Rain cover
    • Laptop compartment and Bottle holder
    • ID/Visiting card holder
    • Tripod Holder and Large Pockets
    • Dust Resistant water proof material
    • Padded shoulder strap and Cushioned Back
    Dimensions: K9 32 L
    • 56 L x 37 W x 20 H cm. - Exterior
    • 53 L x 34 W x 18 H cm. - Interior
    • 2.94 kg
    • Capacity 32 Liter.
    K9 32 L Capacity :
    This Bag is suitable for carrying upto two 800mm lenses or 1 camera body with upto 500mm Lens, battery pack and provisions for keeping additional lens, Flash and other accessories, 15 inch Laptop, Memory Cards, Cables, Battery, Mobile Charger, Mobile Phone, Wallet and Travel Document.


      Sirui P Series Monopods


    SIRUI P-204S Aluminum Photo/Video Monopod
    Speacial Features :
    • Three sturdy fold-down support feet that provide additional stability and flexibility. Removable for use as a standard monopod.
    • Patented panning grip smoothly rotates 360°
    • Adjustable friction control on the base ball head lets you adjust tension for different weight equipment and resistance requirements
    • Patented base locking collar keeps the monopod rigid
    • Patented removable feet can be used as a table top tripod
    • Foam grip for solid hold in wet or cold conditions
    • Mounting plate comes with double headed, reversible screw that accommodates 1/4" and 3/8" tripod sockets
    • Rubber foot for use on wooden, stone surfaces. Replace with spike for use outdoors in grass and dirt.
    Included in the box: Photo/video monopod, rubber foot, stainless steel spike, wrist strap, custom padded case, shoulder strap, tools, instruction manual, warranty card.




    SIRUI P-306 Ultra-compact Monopod
    Speacial Features :
    • Ultra-compact - folds to 39.5cm (15.6 in.)
    • Opens to 156 cm (61.4 in.)
    • Economical Aluminum alloy.
    • Retractable stainless steel spike for extra grip during outdoor shooting
    • Foam grip for solid hold in wet or cold conditions
    • The mounting plate comes with a double headed, reversible screw that accommodates 1/4" and 3/8" tripod sockets
    Included in the box: monopod, wrist strap, belt hook, compass, tools, instruction manual and warranty card.




    SIRUI P-204 Aluminum Monopod
    Speacial Features :
    • Compact, lightweight monopods for compact DSLRS and video cameras
    • Retractable stainless steel spike for extra grip during outdoor shooting
    • Foam grip for solid hold in wet or cold conditions
    • The mounting plate comes with a double headed, reversible screw that accommodates 1/4" and 3/8" tripod sockets
    Included in the box: monopod, wrist strap, belt hook, tools, instruction manual and warranty card.
  • Contact Us

    Are you looking to be a part of Canon Wild Clicks - Season 7? While we are working on the plans for the 7th edition of India's Only Live Photography Contest, feel free to drop us a note in case you feel you have the capability of being a part of the most exciting photo contest of India.

    Write to us at [email protected].
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