August 16, 2012

Coconut Vendor, Bangladesh

Photograph by Shafayet Hossain Apollo, My Shot

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A man is bringing green coconuts to his stall. Only he and his family members live on this island. It is a little island named Chera Dip (chera means torn and dip means island). It is an extension of St. Martin’s Island. This island is the only coral island in Bangladesh. It is in the Bay of Bengal, southeast of Bangladesh and very near to Myanmar.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? In this age of photography in which all manner of effects can be achieved postproduction, I find it refreshing to see someone experimenting the old-fashioned way—with an actual screen, complete with imperfect seam lines and holes. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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