April 17, 2010
Boatmen Carrying Sand
Photograph by Jonas Bendiksen
This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment
Boatmen hired by the Bangladesh Water Development Board gather sand from chars (sand islands) to use as filler where cracks weaken the levee protecting the town of Sirajganj. Heavy flows of the Jamuna River cause the damage.
See more photographs from the April 2010 National Geographic feature story "The Big Melt."