Nosy Be island is a small, tropical island off the northern shores of Madagascar. I recently went there on my honeymoon. It’s a crazy place! Most of it’s inhabitants probably survive on just a couple bucks a day and live in very poor conditions. Most residential areas are made up of shacks and old broken down buildings. It was strange to be staying in a 4 Star hotel and just outside the gates, people had nothing. I couldn’t help but feel guilty everytime we returned from a day trip and saw these kids playing soccer in the field. I walked down to them one day and tried to communicate with them but no such luck, absolutely NO English. Pictures are definitely the universal language.
The fisherman of Nosy Be island in Madagascar are pretty crazy! They row these boats out into the ocean with the unpredictable weather and storm clouds on their tails… Seas can get rough and a crazy storm could hit at any moment! They fish for a living and for their families, there’s not much left in these seas, forcing them to go further and further away from the shore line. Nosy Be is about 30km’s north off the coast of Madagascar, you can actually see it in the backround of the 1st picture.
I shot this picture while on Honeymoon in Madagascar. The island of Nosy Be and the National Park of Lo Cobe was the exact location of this image. We did a hike into the forest there which started at a traditional village, stuck back in time where people live off the land and still don’t know what a text message is. Paradise. This boy was on the beach, playing and making things out of the reeds.