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Indian teen bags photography award with Chambal gharial

Last updated on: October 18, 2013 18:19 IST

Image: The photograph that won Udayan Rao Pawar the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013.
Photographs: Udayan Rao Pawar/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 Aditi Khanna

Natural History Museum and BBC's Wildlife magazine names Udayan Rao Pawar Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year!

A 14-year-old Indian boy, who camped out overnight on the banks of the Chambal river in Madhya Pradesh to ," he told BBC News.

Images for the contest, now in its 49th year, are submitted anonymously by professional and amateur photographers alike.

They are selected for their creativity, artistry and technical complexity and must be submitted as a raw file with no manipulations.

The 2013 winners beat 43,000 entries submitted from 96 countries.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.

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