Madagascar Boats…

Monday, May 12th, 2014

I was just going through some of the photos I took on our honeymoon the other day and stumbled across these.  A typical Madagascar style fishing boat out in the bay at sunset.  I loved it there and would really love to go back some day and shoot more photos, one of the most mystical places I have ever been to.

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Kids of Nosy Be

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

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.

Fisherman of Madagascar

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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.

Low Tide

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

This is the harbor on Nosy Be Island, Madagascar.  The tide goes out so far that the boats are left stranded for a period of time in the mud.  It looks pretty crazy.

Madagascar and Nosy Be island.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I recently went on Honeymoon with my wife Sarah to Madagascar, needless to say, it was totally amazing and very different to anything I have ever experienced!  I was totally humbled by the native people, living off approximately $1 per day and still, they are hardly ever without a smile, just doing what they have to do.  Oh, these are also the first pictures I have blogged so I hope this works!