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Fishing canoe (pirouge) being landed at sunset, Senegal

Fishing canoe (pirouge) being landed at sunset, Senegal
Pirogue fishermen at sunset, Senegal, West Africa Image. MBI000914

Pirogue fishermen at sunset, Senegal, West Africa Image. MBI000914

 

Fishing canoe (pirouge) being landed at sunset, Senegal. Image MBI000914. Please email me, quoting this number if you’d like to license use of this image or purchase a fine art print.

A wooden fishing canoe returns from a day at sea, and men haul the boat and engine up the sandy beach as the sun sets.  M’bour, Senegal.

Fishing boat at sunset, Eastern Mediterranean, off Egypt

Fishing boat at sunset, Eastern Mediterranean, off Egypt
Egyptian fishing boat at sunset, Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Image MBI000912. Colin Munro Photography

Egyptian fishing boat at sunset, Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Image MBI000912.

Fishing boat at sunset, Eastern Mediterranean, off Egypt. Please email me, quoting this number if you’d like to license use of this image or purchase a fine art print.
I spend a couple of weeks working off in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, a few miles off the Nile delta, a while back.  It was mid-winter, and we spent much of the time dodging gales.  Although we were in a fairly substantial boat, waves piled up high in the shallow waters off the delta, so work was completed in brief sorties, then running back to port with four or five metres waves chasing us.  When the sea was calm however, it was absolutely beautiful, with the most stunning sunsets.  Calm weather also brought out large numbers of fishing trawlers.  At one time I counted twelve trawlers all within sight of us; it seems highly unlikely that such fishing is sustainable and indeed I saw precious little catch when nets were hauled.  As the sun set all nest were hauled and the boats headed back to port leaving us with the sea to ourselves until the sun rose again.  I watched this boat inch past the dipping sun, with an almost blood red sky as a backdrop.  There has been vistually no editing to this image – the sky really did look like that.  Sometimes you have to really work to get great pics, and sometime you just need to be there.

Kitesurfer and dramatic sky, Exmouth beach, Devon, England

Kitesurfer and dramatic sky, Exmouth beach, Devon, England
Kite surfer against a dramatic sky, surfing the Exe Estuary between Pole Sand sandbar and Exmouth Beach, Exmouth, Devon, England. Image MBI000660.

Kite surfer against a dramatic sky, surfing the Exe Estuary between Pole Sand sandbar and Exmouth Beach, Exmouth, Devon, England. Image MBI000660.

Kitesurfer and dramatic sky, exmouth beach, Exmouth, Devon, England. Image MBI000660. Please email me, quoting this number if you’d like to license use of this image or purchase a fine art print.
Kitesurfers catch the wind, flying along between Pole sand sandbar and Exmouth beach on a blustery summer evening.  Kitesurfing has become hugely popular in the Exe Estuary off Exmouth in recent years; on some evenings I have counted upwards of twenty kites.