The Oriental Darter, by Saniar Rahman Rahul
Taken at Baikka Beel, a wetland in the eastern part of Hail Haor, the Oriental Darter is a water bird of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has a long and slender neck with a straight, pointed bill and, like the cormorant. It hunts for fish while its body submerged is in water. Like the cormorants, it has wettable feathers and it is often found perched on a rock or a branch.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 12
Award Score: 66.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Baikka Beel, Srimongol, Moulvibazar, Sylhet | Bangladesh
Photographer: Saniar Rahman Rahul (Dhaka, Bangladesh) Registered
Saniar Rahman Rahul was the first winner for ‘Photo of the Month Award’ in June 2010. He was fascinated by seeing his father taking pictures with a camera while his family was in Iraq during his childhood. Later in life, in 1997, while he became very much attached with his profession of ‘graphic design’, Rahul rediscovered the creative side of photography. He started his career as a professional graphic designer in October of 1995, in a pre-press house called Color Scan, which is one of the pioneers in the pre-process printing media in Bangladesh. Afterwards, he moved to Power Point, another pre-press house. Before he finally settled into advertising, he also worked in an IT company called Abtab IT. Moving to advertising from printing media was a big step for him. In 2005, he joined G3, a special wing of Gray Worldwide. Two years later, he moved to Paper Rhyme. Now he is working as the Art Director of Grey World Wide, one of the ten largest advertising agencies in the world.