This shot was taken during a bullfight at Barkha, near Muscat, Oman. The bull fight arena located in Barka, Oman is one of the most famous arenas for this traditional sports that people are still doing. Categories are set, sizes meet the same size, unless the owners challenged each other, a referee is always there to watch and some other people to assist to control the bulls. The winning bull is the one which either pushes the other to the ground or forces it to give up its ground. Most fights last less than five minutes, and ropes attached to the bull mean that they can be pulled apart, as things can turn ugly sometimes. The animals are really taken care of and caretaker leaves the ring with victorious bull and prize money. However, the tears from the eye of other bull tell the bitter truth of life, that there can only be one winner. Life goes on…..
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | September 15
Award Score: 67 (Value 11.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Motion Photography
Photograph Location: Barkha, muscat | Oman
Photographer: Sanjoy Sengupta (Muscat, Oman) Registered
Starting from a hotshot point and shoot camera in late 80s to a Nikon FM10 film camera in late 90s, Sanjoy Sengupta used to get 32 out of 36 exposure wrong to a day of digital cameras like canon Powershot A520 and a decent hybrid version canon SX20IS, which were with him wherever he went to capture some beautiful moments, moments of life which would be cherished forever. Then when he finally could not resist the alluring pricy Nikon DSLR, his actual learning started from that moment.