Taken during the winter of 2010, from Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected forest and wildlife sanctuary in Bangladesh, this Pied Harrier is an Asian species of bird of prey in the family of Accipitridae. It is a migratory, breeding from Amur valley in eastern Russia and north-eastern China to North Korea. Beside Bangladesh, this bird can also be found wintering in a wide area from Pakistan to Philippines.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 30
Award Score: 66 (Value 12, Clarity 11.5, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12.5)
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.