Two fishermen maneuvering their wooden fishing boat against the swell to push back out to sea. Whilst one hoists the anchor from mooring, the other pushes to turn the boat back out into the water. Taken on a beach of Jiaonan outside Qingdao, China.
A traditional oyster fisherman propels his boat out with a sweep at dawn in a flat calm. A local law prohibits fishing for the native oysters in the Fal Estuary (Cornwall, England) by power so a small fleet of oyster boats still dredge by sail. Some of the boats are well over 100 years old.
A cluster of old wooden fishing boats moored in the shallows of the Wanggeszhuang River Lagoon, Lingshan Bay, China. The image was taken as the tide was receding, revealing the shallows of the water while still remaining deep enough under the boats to show the turquoise.
I chose to spend rather a lot of time down on the beach and in the lagoon, early...