Photographer's Note

A lucky shot but just as I had hoped when I saw the boat coming. Shot taken at a coastal village of Kebun Baru (meaning New Orchard) near my hometown. It is a village of about 300 houses surrounded by oil palm plantations, canals, and mangrove forest. A great place to be if you enjoy fishing ... in salt water, and fresh water in canal system.

Photo taken at the estuary of Sungai Kerian (Kerian River). The boat is speeding out to sea while the man is casting out his net for fresh fish for the day. This river is also known to have a lot of prawns (shrimps). At the village of Kebun Baru this river separates the northern Malaysian state of Perak & Pulau Pinang. Mangrove forest & swamps lined the banks. They are an important breeding ground for fishes, crabs, prawns and other marine animals, essential for sustaining a viable fishing industry. About 50% of fish landings on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia are associated with mangroves.

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