10-year-old boy clicks ‘candid picture’ to win 2018 Wildlife Photographer Award

Creativity is the potential to bring something new into existence and Arshdeep Singh has got more of it in his kitty. At an age where children are busy clicking selfies, the 10-year-old Arshdeep Singh from Jalandhar shot into prominence for winning one of wildlife photography’s topmost awards in the world. It’s indeed a great achievement.

Yes, Arshdeep is the winner of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award in the 10-years-and-under category. His penchant for photography has taken him to a whole new level. Capturing a candid photo doesn’t necessarily require a picturesque location but an impeccable idea that transforms the thinking into a scenic beauty.


They say, ‘you don’t need eyes to see, you need vision’. Arshdeep nailed it. This indeed sums up the essential Arshdeep for you!. He has carved out a unique identity for himself as the best photographer.

His picture, ‘Pipe Owls’ was awarded the best in the category by Britain’s Natural History Museum which hands over the annual award. The elated Arshdeep said that the photo was captured just outside Kapurthala, in Punjab.

“I saw the owls fly in the tube and I told my dad. He said that’s not possible, but he stopped the car. We had to wait 20 or 30 minutes until they came out again, and then I took the picture,” he was quoted as saying by BBC.

“After his keen observational skills helped him see these spotted owlets Arshdeep waited patiently for the birds to peep out from their hiding place to get this winning shot,” the organizers noted.

Here are some of the best pics captured by this young boy:

There is nobody in the world who shows hatred towards photography as people just love clicking cool pictures or being involved in the complete frame so much so that it becomes a part of a sweet memory for them to relish, remember and rejoice the moment when they just look into the picture.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.