For doing bird photography I always visit Baikka Beel, a wetland in the eastern part of Hail Haor, which is not that far from Sreemangal, Moulvibazar. It is one the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Bangladesh for migratory and resident birds and fish. While taking a journey by boat into this wetland one can see thousands of fish swimming in its clear water, the beautiful water lilies, and the reflection of the sky on it.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 02
Award Score: 60 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 14, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Baikka Beel, Srimongol, Moulvibazar, Sylhet | 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.