Black Baza, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Taken from Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected forest and wildlife sanctuary in Bangladesh, this black baza is a small sized bird of prey. It has short, stout legs and feet with strong talons. A prominent crest is a feature of the bazas. They are also known to spend a lot of time perching on bare branches of tall trees rising above the forest canopy.

Black Baza, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Canon EOS 7D | Exposure 1/1000sec @ f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Focal Length 300mm
Black Baza, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 23
Award Score: 66.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary, Habiganj | 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.


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