This is the Gambia River, not far from Janjanbureh and these boats are the ones we can take to go on a little cruise around the Baboon Islands. These small islands, situated in this river, form the River Gambia National Park, which is a refuge for threathened animals, like hippos, and it also has a Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Camp. Usually, people are not allowed to land on the islands, but it's possible to surround the islands by boat and watch the animals.
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jadesgran (4892) 2014-01-09 21:42
It would be a great hon-our for me to travel around the Baboon Islands and see the animals and wildlife, but not at the moment.So it is a pleasure for me to see your pics.
P.S. Love the buttress roots of the tree.
emka (72344) 2014-01-09 23:37
Nice shot from Africa. The river looks big and impressive and local boat interesting. Must be interesting trip around the island to observe animals and not to disturb them. good idea.
Warm regrads Malgo
dkmurphys (45897) 2014-01-10 0:09
Very beautiful scene at the river. I like the simple subject from the every day routine. Well taken.
papagolf21 (82982) 2014-01-10 0:16
Bonjour, chère Ana,
Ce gros arbre au tronc multiple, est d'une grande beauté et inspire le respect.
La composition est de qualité et se regarde avec beaucoup d'intérêt.
lousat (71485) 2014-01-10 0:58
Hi Ana,i seen tis river only in its end part,when it finish on the sea close to Banjul,very nice scene from the central Gambia,with the typical boats and made with the usual great quality! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
boa (5536) 2014-01-10 1:17
it is interesting to see more different locations than the more common tourist areas on the coast! It is a well composed shot with the goat in the foreground, good clarity and colors, well done!
Have a nice weekend/
holmertz (36459) 2014-01-10 3:18
This is a very nicely composed photo dominated by the tree and the tourists resting in its shade. I can imagine their relief at getting out of the worst heat. The goat doesn't care so much about the heat and generously provided you with a good foreground. The colours are very good.
rbassin (15914) 2014-01-10 3:23
une belle composition, bien cadrée autour de l'arbre magnifique et imposant.
Une scène de vie agréable et intéressante
Sergiom (53863) 2014-01-10 5:49
J'aime beaucoup cette scène de la vie quotidienne sur le bord du fleuve. Tout est au naturel. L'arbre est gigantesque et les gens profitent de l'ombre autour.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-01-10 11:20
bellissima scena di vita racchiusa in una semplice fotogramma.
Piace soprattutto la spontaneità e la singolarità del momento.
Simpatica la presenza della caprea che movimenta il primo piano con la sua presenza.
Azzeccatissimo il formato verticale che crea un piacevole contrasto con la presenza placida del fiume.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
bona (12201) 2014-01-10 15:26
gostei dessa foto. A árvore, o rio a cabrinha, os barcos. Uma cena simples mais de impacto. Ótimas cores e nitidez.
ótima nota tb.
bukitgolfb301 (34278) 2014-01-10 17:02
Hi Hola dear Ana, how are you?
Sorry for my late reaction as so busy this week.
West Africa seems to be so nice place and some friends already say so to me. This is so peacfeul and clam image, tasetful atmosphere is so well shared with me.
Perfect image as usual.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero
abmdsudi (38884) 2014-01-10 20:02
If only the gigantic tree can talk ...
The point of view certainly gives that feeling of being there very close to the river edge and surely a good peek into local life under cool shade from warm humid day. A well framed image to attract the eyes with all the elements thrown in and everything seems so well cared for even the goat never miss your target where the whole image hangs together beautifully in this layout. Excellent natural colour and with a great sky too. This image gives us a glimpse into another way of life with that giant brings so much interest into the whole scene as strong point of focus. Indeed a peaceful river sight superbly captured and TFS
Hv a great wkend
Subhogen (4063) 2014-01-15 2:21
Wonderful river side view from a little known country in Africa. You must be a real globe-trotter to have this in your itinerary. The scene looks like it has been the same for centuries. Nice view of the primitive boats and this huge tree. Thanks for sharing.
Waylim (24960) 2014-01-15 13:33
Yet another very nice shot of daily life image from here. the inclusion of the goat adds nice element in the foreground, the people on the boat under the shadow and the cleary blue with some haze show the temporature of warm and torpical heat. Good management of the light and nice color, not over expose and in good details.
mcmtanyel (10121) 2014-01-21 21:24
Lovely photo. I like the framing by the tree on the right. The rusty old boats are nestled under the branches of the tree and the goat does not seem to think much of the Gambia River. A lovely scene rendered delightfully.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (33954)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-29
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-09 15:57