Asian Openbills, by Masudur Rahman

I spotted this group of unusual birds at Nowapara, Chittagong on January 24th, 2013. I’ve never seen birds with bills like this before. Their bills are curved so they actually don’t close shut all the way, except at the tip. When I asked about these Asian Openbills, and was told that they like to eat snails so the curved bill works better.

Asian Openbills, by Masudur Rahman

Canon EOS 7D with Sigma 300mm + 2X converter | Exposure 1/8000sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 1000 | Focal length 600mm
Asian Openbills, by Masudur Rahman

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 24
Award Score: 62 (Value 12, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Nowapara, Chittagong | Bangladesh

Photographer: Masudur Rahman (Chittagong, Bangladesh) Registered
Photography is a passion of Masudur Rahman Mamoon, which he started back in 1998. Initiated with portrait photography using a film camera, Mamoon was unable to give time, due to his work in RMG sector. In 2007, when he had started his own business, he managed to give more time, especially in wildlife photography. Mamoon was born on 15th October, 1967, and completed his post-graduation in Marketing from Chittagong University. He believes that photography can give freedom of expression and can bring positive changes into our lives and society. He loves wildlife photography, especially bird photography, for which he traveled many places across the country. He is one of the members of Chittagong Bird Club (C.B.C). His bird photographs and writings publish in local newspaper weekly.


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