April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

Boatman of Mathura

Photograph by Andrew Louis Kleynhans, National Geographic Your Shot

While taking pictures of Hindu holy men in the Indian city of Mathura—birthplace of the Hindu god Krishna—Your Shot member Andrew Louis Kleynhans came across a boatman on the Yamuna River who asked to have his picture taken. To get this angle Kleynhans got on his stomach in the boat’s stern, his feet dangling in the water. “In the end ... the boatman was very happy with his image,” he writes.

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7 comments
nazar abbas
nazar abbas

Beautiful. It reminds me of my boating on the confluence of Yamuna and Ganga river at Allahabad

Henry Weatherly Jr
Henry Weatherly Jr

great photo! reminds me of the man who rowed the river boat in Siddhartha

Pramod Upadhyay
Pramod Upadhyay

It is very sad he would be perhaps among last generation of the boat man of Mathura, the holy river Yamuna is almost dead and chances of its revival are very bleak. Thanks for the photo.

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