21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A fisherman mending his nets at sunset.

He is one of the last fishermen to use "pangas", small boats carved from a tree trunk that move with oars. This boats that require enormous effort just to take it to the sea and return it to land. They catch shrimp and small fish that are barely enough for their family's consumption. He cleans and repairs his nets with the last light of day, while with the same patience a "chicken" (vulture) waits for the man to throw him some waste from his catch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Don Juan, ManabĂ­., Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Ramon Rodolfo Asar