July 26, 2011

Night Fishing Banca

Filipino fishermen use lights on their often brightly colored bancas (hand-made outrigger canoes) to attract the fish at night.

 Quezon, 2010

I'm linking with Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday.

22 comments:

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful capture! Happy RT.

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Kim, USA said...

Yup used to ride this banca before ^_^
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Denise said...

Another lovely image, and a combination I always enjoy, water and boats no matter what part of the world they are in. Have a great week Francisca.

Carolyn Ford said...

what a COOL boat! great scene and capture, Francesca!

joo said...

It's lovely boat and I miss sea so much!
Sinai was wonderful, such a beautiful place - I spent there a couple of days wandering around (including fabulous mountain trip).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's a lovely picture and definitely works for both memes. But I best love getting these little snippets of information -- didn't know about this custom. But I can see how it would work well for them.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Interesting, this fishing technique is also used in the middle east.

Liz said...

I rode one of those bancas before when
we tried fishing in Boracay. It was fun! Great shot.

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Cheryl said...

This looks interesting. What kind of fish do they catch?

cieldequimper said...

I wouldn't mind trying. I used to fish on a fishing boat on the Atlantic coast. Lovely colours here.

Shooting Parrots said...

The boats are so narrow -- I can understand why they need the stabilisers!

Ann said...

these boats will never tip over.

Tina said...

Nice shot! LG Tina

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belo registo...Espectacular....
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Genie said...

What a colorful shot. The fishing boat is really unique but probably seen often in your part of the world. Love the bit of red on the guy. Nice capture. Genie

Carola said...

Love this colorful photo. To see man (or woman) at work is so interesting.

Kaori said...

Ooh this looks like a fun boat. Much more stable that a regular boat, too. I wonder what it looks like with all the lights on :D

jabblog said...

The outriggers are absolutely essential, I should think. Lovely photo full of interest - and the additional information makes it even better:-)

jennyfreckles said...

The boat looks like a huge insect. I should think the stabilisers are necessary for such a slim craft on the open sea. I do love finding out about your part of the world - literally 'the other side of the world' for me.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I bet they look good when they set sail.

JM said...

I think I've never seen these lights on boats before. Pretty amazing.

Evelyn said...

It does look very nice.