2012 Photo Contest Weekly Gallery #5
The open seas
From gondolas to fishing boats, these images make us want to take to the sea! Sail away with these entries from the 2012 Travel Photo Challenge.
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Fishing at Low Tide
Spotted on an early morning bike ride, this Malagasy child was searching for fish among the rocks at low tide on Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar, with his family.
An everyday view in Venice.
At the Bank of Mathura
Boats are waiting for tourists at the bank of the Mathura.
Sunset in Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam is a less explored region of Tanzania, but the beauty of Dar is very enchanting. The dhows go out in the early morning to catch fish and when the sun sets they come back. This is one of the last dhows of the evening.
In an effort to learn more about the country I spent a semester studying in, Wales, I took a trip to Barry Island. For families and friends it's a place to go and relax on the beach for an afternoon. For boat owners, Watch House Bay provides a place to hide out in between tidal changes. I took the low tide as an opportunity to view the area from a point of view not often experienced by many, especially those who are unfamiliar with tidal changes.
Ron and Bill: Isca Boat Club
Tide changes along the River Usk are quick and drastic. During the periods of lower tide in Newport, Wales, fishermen and boat club members are forced to refrain from fishing expeditions, giving them an opportunity to repair their boats. Having no previous knowledge of tidal changes, it was a great pleasure to watch and learn about the ways they've adapted to such elements of nature. Even during the lower tide season, at higher tides the water level can increase to the point where it obstructs the walkway from dry land leading to the pontoon dock at the boat club. In order to meet Bill, Ron is seen here after paddling his way to the pontoon dock. A foreign concept to many is described here with the events of the tidal changes, and yet the image also communicates the comfort and ease that these gentlemen have found in their own routines at the boat club.
This is a photo of Chilika Lake, Asia's biggest saltwater lake situated in Orissa, India. Travellers from all over the world hire these boats to travel through the water.
Murissa (Maurice) Shalapata
At the end of the day we were forced to take the last hydrofoil back to Naples, while Capri natives prepared for the upcoming sailing competition. The competition included a procession celebration of San Costanzo with sail boats, Campari and dancing shoes.
Murissa (Maurice) Shalapata
The hardest part is saying goodbye. My boyfriend had accompanied me to Italy until I was to begin my studies in Venice. We had expected to take the Vaporetto (water bus) to my new lodging area but the services were closed due to the rowing race. We took a taxi instead and saw the most stunning view of the race alongside the rowers.
Boating on the Ganga
A large team of Hindu devotees coming to Varanasi from a village of Uttarpradesh. They are ready to enjoy an afternoon boating on the river Ganga.
The Spirit of Traditional Indonesian Fishermen
Hadi Meta Setiawan
This photo shows the strong spirit of the fishermen, who deliver a vital food source to the locals. Unfortunately, the increasingly marginalised Indonesian fishermen have been facing a battle with foreign fishing vessels which are exploiting Indonesia's rich marine natural resources.
Time to Fish
It's only 5:30 in the morning, yet the fish market is in full throttle. Boats are out and hardworking men look to feed their families for another day. It's a hard day's work.