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Zahara de los Atunes
11-APR-2012 marie jose wolff

Zahara de los Atunes

Zahara de los Atunes name means ‘blossom of the tuna fish’, and it is indeed by these large beasts that the town has lived for centuries. The methods of catching the tuna have changed little over the years. Shoals pass along the coast between April and June on their way to spawn in the Mediterranean, returning in July and August. The tuna, which can weigh up to 800 kg, are herded into nets where they are hooked and hauled into the boats. Much of the tuna goes to Japanese and Korean factory ships waiting off shore, but the catch has dwindled in recent years, likely due to overfishing. It’s a hard industry, and Cervantes famously commented in La Ilustre Fregona that nobody was truly a rogue unless they had fished tuna for two seasons at Zahara.

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zyziza10-Aug-2012 14:40
We`re all waiting for the great feelings!
Santi Bravo Figueras10-Aug-2012 09:09
This is beautiful!
Zoltán Balogh10-Aug-2012 08:11
Great, I like it very much! V
Ali Majdfar08-Aug-2012 05:05
Fantastic composition! ~V
Tom LeRoy06-Aug-2012 13:57
Superb composition, excellent POV and colors. V
laine06-Aug-2012 03:00
bravo, Marie...a perfect shot! V
Walter O. Koenig05-Aug-2012 21:04
Wonderful image of this harbor scene. "V"
Brinn MacDougall05-Aug-2012 20:33
Great capture of time passing to the present..V
Buz Kiefer05-Aug-2012 18:55
Well done. The boat in the FG looks very old indeed.
pascal05-Aug-2012 18:41
Super cadrage. Magnifique image !
Ceya05-Aug-2012 17:13
A beautiful, well composed harbour scene, Marie! V
Gérard Koehl05-Aug-2012 16:16
Merveilleux... V
globalgadabout05-Aug-2012 14:47
an engaging image...a dazzling array of pleasure craft trumped by the grit of the fishboats...V
Paco López05-Aug-2012 14:08
Preciosa composicion! V!
Jim Coffman05-Aug-2012 12:32
A excellent composition for this fine image..
joseantonio05-Aug-2012 12:05
Lovely perspective with this line of boats...V
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