I am extremely sorry for the delay. Nevertheless, I would like to announce the winning image for the month of Deceomber. The Image of the Month for December 2012 is "Afterglow eruption" by Abhishek Jamalabad.
Details from his Image as posted by Abhishek:
December evenings in Karwar mean quality time spent with the wide-angle lens , with every evening offering a new tableau of sunset hues and cloud patterns. Here's one clicked yesterday from the beach. A post-sunset image with the Oyster Rock islands on the horizon.
Canon 500D, 18-55mm @25mm
Cropped from the bottom for width.