I took this photograph of the Brown-headed Gull last year in the month of February during the AWC (Asian Water Bird Census), for which we traveled to Domar Chor of Nijhum Dwip, a small island under Hatiya upazila, Noakhali District, Bangladesh. The brown-headed gull is a small gull, which breeds in the high plateaus of central Asia from Tajikistan to Ordos in Inner Mongolia. It is migratory, wintering on the coasts and large inland lakes of the Indian Subcontinent.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 16
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Baikka Beel, Nijhum Dwip, Hatiya, Noakhali | 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.