Though Iguanas are mainly natives of Mexico, Central America, Fiji, Tonga, and the Caribbean, but I was fortunate enough to capture one in the Emirates Zoo Park in Al Rabha City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. A species of Herbivorous, Iguanas are calm and quite in nature. During breeding season, the heads and bodies of males become covered with a rusty-colored wash, turning to deep, bright orange when they are excited, especially on courting and territorial display.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 02
Award Score: 67 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates
Photographer: Avi Chatterjee (Dubai,United Arab Emirates) Registered
Avi Chatterjee was born in Kolkata, India on 1st December 1982. He was brought up in a family of Father, Mother and Younger Brother. After completing his Electrical Engineering from his native town he went outside India looking for fortune. He had stayed in countries like Singapore, Kuwait due to his work and finally for last 5 years he is settled in Dubai. Presently he is working in an Automation OEM Company as a Technical Sales Consultant and holds Technical Certifications like Functional Safety Engineer (SIS) from TUV.
He brought his first Digital Point and Shoot Camera namely Canon A470 when he got married to his wife Triparna who is a painter back in 2008 and they were on a trip to the Himalayas in 2008 .He used to shoot whatever he saw without knowing anything about photography. Today he repents as to what he had missed and what he could have captured if he knew photography that time. His first exposure to the photography world was in the year 2012 when on his Son Aaryan’s first birthday one of his friend brought a DSLR for shooting and finally he got himself a Nikon D7000 by April 2012
His main inspiration is his wife and thus he is even thinking of leaving his mainstream regular Job and start full time in Photography as a Photographer. He is already associated with some professional photographic association and he has started shooting professionally since last December 2012. He is setting up studio Named Time Machine Works in Dubai and India. His interest mainly is in Macro Photography, though he professionally shoots Wedding, Food and Product Photographs.