Photographer's Note

The image of an abandoned dug-in canoe whilst the tide was out on the mangrove coastline of desolate Goloite Bugis fishing village, Riung, that attracted my eye. I wanted to get the impression of isolation by including as much background in the shot as I could whilst concentrating on the canoe as main subject.

The mangrove forests in Flores Island which spread across the nothern coast are among the most extensive in Indonesia. This particular ecosystem, between the earth and the sea, plays a major role in protecting the particularly unstable muddy coastline against erosion, provide a home to an important variety of biodiversity, and provide important absorption of the world's carbon dioxide. Mangrove are teeming with life as what I have personally experienced for the first time here; a safe haven and a nursery for a variety of fish, birds, crustaceans and shellfish even crab-eating monkeys all make the mangrove home. In short, mangroves are a very efficient living system that support the livelihoods of coastal communities and at the same time improve the general environment

Setting: 24 mm, 1/50, F10, ISO raw 200, 0630 hrs & GND filter

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