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Welcome to the Asmat - part 4

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 3 May 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Asmat war canoes greet our arrival on the river off Syuru Village. We could hear the war cries of the Asmat warriors while they still had their boats hidden in the mangroves waiting to ‘ambush’ us. There were over 60 canoes.

In this shot, I like the angle of their line of vision. The canoe’s occupants are looking up to the deck of the Orion - from where we look down with our own sense of wonder.

NIKON D5000 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 800 98 mm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great image - I like the colors and the documentation

3 May 2012 5:27am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice ...

3 May 2012 5:45am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle pirogue msueprbe vue et cpatage mangigique compo.
Belle journée

3 May 2012 5:57am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Charming .....

3 May 2012 6:07am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic sight, great image

3 May 2012 6:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Le premier a des tablettes ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

3 May 2012 7:04am

JMS* from Chonburi, Thailand

Ma photo préférée de la série.

3 May 2012 7:27am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Looks like the whole family are out to greet you...then boil you in a pot!

3 May 2012 7:46am

@CElliottUK: That was most likely the fate of explorer and art collector Michael Rockefeller – who vanished not far from this spot! Last seen in a canoe like the ones you see here. He was the son of Nelson Rockefeller – who was Governor of New York at the time and later became US VP.

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful serie , full of amazing shots , Phil

3 May 2012 8:26am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I wonder what they are thinking.. lovely perspective

3 May 2012 8:35am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

These guys sure know how to build boats using century's of experience.

3 May 2012 8:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Love the expressions of Kids....they look tired & hungry.

3 May 2012 8:46am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful and impressiv . Very interesting !

3 May 2012 8:56am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très belle ta photo!! j'aime leurs regards!!!!

3 May 2012 9:33am

Hamid from Tehran, Iran

What a documentary shot!

3 May 2012 9:39am

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Marvellous moment!

3 May 2012 10:28am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

You wonder what they are thinking..they look not really enthousiastic.. in this
picture their expressions add só much though! Great shot!

3 May 2012 10:32am

JCJ from Troyes, France

interesting picture

3 May 2012 11:27am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Très beau ce cortège de marins!
Avec les enfants, la relève semble assurée!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

3 May 2012 11:38am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Intresting picture

3 May 2012 11:46am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Waho... SCARY looks indeed !

3 May 2012 12:15pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great series

3 May 2012 12:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Sequence Wonderful friend ... something closer and more exciting admire the faces ... and gestures ... a hug Adela

3 May 2012 12:37pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Great documentary shot .

3 May 2012 1:11pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

These are fantastic shots, Stephen.

3 May 2012 1:32pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gut diese Gesichtsausdrücke.

3 May 2012 1:40pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Fantastic !!!

3 May 2012 1:49pm

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Magnifique, l'instantané d'un autre monde.

3 May 2012 2:28pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Great series Stephen, really looking forward to seeing more....this journey must be really fantastic!

3 May 2012 2:44pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice picture and documentation

3 May 2012 4:50pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic expressions captured and color palette, a wonderful culture photo!

3 May 2012 5:26pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nicely captured view where the water makes everything stand out nicely. I marvel at the construction of the canoes, just as they probably marveled at the size of your ship. :-)

3 May 2012 5:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

These young warriors seem a bit perplexed about the whole affair! Nicely captured Stephen! ;-)

3 May 2012 6:15pm

franz from Baden, Austria

fascinating ... their faces are hard to read ... !

3 May 2012 7:00pm

philippe from moselle, France

dépaysant à souhaits !!!

3 May 2012 7:31pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic seire! Superb image!!! *****

3 May 2012 7:32pm

Nfs from Tehran, Iran


3 May 2012 8:56pm

tataray from france, France

Vraiment exceptionnelle capture.
C'est magnifique)

3 May 2012 9:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat to see the kids

3 May 2012 9:33pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great shot! Love the expression on kids faces.

3 May 2012 9:41pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

The figurehead looks rather interesting.
It reminded me of Maori carving!

3 May 2012 9:41pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

In their natural state... and it looks wonderful.

3 May 2012 10:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the expressions on the children. Great shot! You can really see the detail and all the work that went in to carving these boats.

3 May 2012 10:51pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Someone(s) watching you! : ) Great again!

3 May 2012 11:45pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Cool shot!

4 May 2012 1:15am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those kids are amazed at the sight of the ship and its passengers, I would guess. With so few visits from large vessels, this must be a big day.

5 May 2012 1:46pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful and interesting. Love the expressions of Kids ... Wonderful. :)

6 May 2012 9:02am

1/640 second
ISO 800
98 mm