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Photographer's Note

Live on fishing in sea is itself a dangerous and risky profession. But when the question comes to fishing in Bay of Bengal then it is even worse. Bay of Bengal known as the most furious and notorious place on the earth for its cyclones and tsunamis. Fishermen here take huge risk and fish deep inside the sea. Most of the fishermen are not organized. They form a 2-4 member team and with help of wooden boat and small fishing net, without any communication device they sail in to the seas, like their forefather did in last few thousand years. The families of these fishermen pray at coast for safe return of these men. These people are very poor and death of any such member by either natural disaster or accident does not attract much attention. There is always a natural game going on in between these men and nature. And they survived then in the past and they survive in the present day, no matter how cruel the mother nature is to these simple men.

In this photo two fisher men going for fishing early morning at Chandipur beach. Their boat was waiting for them little right from the place I photographed them

About Chandipur
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Chandipur also known as Chandipur-on-sea is a small sea resort in Balasore District, Orissa, India. The resort is on the Bay of Bengal and is approximately 16 kilometers from the Balasore Railway Station. The beach is unique in that the water recedes anywhere from 1 kilometer to 4 kilometers during the ebb and returns at the time of high-tide. The beach, due to this uniqueness, supports a lot of bio-diversity. Horseshoe crab is also found here on the beach towards Mirzapur, the nearby fishing market and community at the confluence of the river Budhabalanga.

Chandipur-on-sea is also the location of the Indian Army's Integrated Test Range (ITR). A number of missiles have been launched from the ITR including the nuclear capable Akash, Agni, and Prithvi ballistic missiles.

Chandipur can be reached from Kolkata by travelling up to Balasore by the Jan Shatabdi Express and thereafter catching a bus.

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  • Copyright: Deepak Kumar Dash (dkdash) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 40] (251)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2008-07-09
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-29 18:48
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