Today's Gallery (2019.05.17) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2019.05.17)

Nature Quest: The Golden Appeal

This short, thick-necked bird is commonly known as the Cattle Egret. True to their name, they forage at the feet of grazing cattle, head bobbing with each step, or ride on their backs to pick at ticks. What is most interesting about this stocky white heron is that only during breeding season, the plumes on its head and neck turn golden and are white again once the season has passed. This photo was taken in Amin Bazar area. Photo: Palash Khan

Photo of the day

Trains carry thousands of homebound passengers every Eid. Bangladesh Railway takes special care to make sure that their journeys are safe and comfortable. A railway worker is seen busy with repair work, at Railway’s Pahartoli workshop in Chattogram on Wednesday. Photo: RAJIB RAIHAN


Despite frequent accidents, people walk on rail lines and run across those even though an express train approaches at speed in Karwan Bazar area yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das