PLAYA! – life on Mexico’s coastline
two oceans, a great huge gulf and the prettiest of seas; the caribbean. with over 9000 kilometers of coastline, mexico has plenty of beaches to offer. and there always seems to be a lot of activity going on. while the few sunbathers are content with just sunbathing lazily, fishermen fill bucket after bucket of gleistening gleaming fish in all shapes and sizes, from tiny sardines to sharks to rather large manta rays. and there always seems to be plenty of fish leftovers for the many, large birds. in fact, it’s generally the birds converging in any one area, that give away where the fishermen are doing their thing
on top of all this there are kids being kids, frisbees flying, balls bouncing, turtles turtling in the clear water, and seashells, fishbones, flotsam, jetsam. just off the coast dolphins and whales spray and wallow about, often surprisingly close to the beach. beyond that, an incredible expanse of wide open blue water. above and beyond that, one of the biggest skies this lovely world has to offer.
these pictures were taken in mexico, where the land meets the water, where the sky meets the world, where the fishermen meet their catch and the birds their lunch. the kind of place that makes a photographer’s life easy.
and extremely rewarding, too.