The bull fight is a head-on tug of war which hardly lasts a few minutes. The bull that tumbles, retreats or flees the ring loses. The victorious bull and its caretaker leave the ring with pride and prize money. This sport is believed to be introduced to the tribal chiefs by the Portuguese when they colonized the shores of Oman for a couple of centuries. Unlike other parts of the world where this sport is practiced with brutality, bullfights in Oman are not lethal, thanks to relaxed rules.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 14
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Motion Photography
Photograph Location: Muscat, Oman
Photographer: Sanak Roy Choudhury (Muscat, Oman) Registered
Sanak Roy Choudhury works as an clinical optometrist and research assistant at a reputed eye hospital in Oman. He likes to travel around and invariably loves capturing any interesting situation under any given circumstances. Although he was never very serious about photography his interest gradually started to convert to a passion which resulted him to acquire a DSLR on sept 2012. His baby steps started since then and slowly and steadily he started to understand the domain of photography and managed to grow immense interest in the fascinating world of photography. Sanak loves to class himself as an amateur and always strives to attain perfection on whatever he captures.
Today he has achieved many small recognition’s and managed to win several photography contests but his desire to learn and explore more remains a hunger to be fulfilled. Sanak does regret today after exploring to this splendid domain for missing some vital opportunities in his yesteryear’s of travel.