Gorgeous Photos of Dhows to Spark Your Travel Itch

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Wooden boats are generally a very good subject for photographers. The grain and rich colours of the wood combined with the romance of the sea means it's a rich hunting ground. But when you get wooden boats as character-filled as old dhows, then it goes to a new level. These types of boats are common in many places from the horn of Africa all the way through to parts of east Asia. And they're a great subject. Check out the resources on shooting at the end of the collection for some tips on getting shots like these.

Mozambique 0100 by babasteve, on Flickr

View of a Dhow from Hotel Room by mikepanizza, on Flickr

Mozambique 01400 by babasteve, on Flickr

Abu Dhabi – 05-06-2010 – 8h19 by Panoramas, on Flickr

lonely dhow by meaduva, on Flickr

dhow 1 by dave watts, on Flickr

dhow at night by dave watts, on Flickr

smokin dhow by Harold Laudeus, on Flickr

Dhow by pasujoba, on Flickr

manda sunset by un punto in movimento, on Flickr

Dhow trip 6 by Giustino, on Flickr

Isla de arena by cesargp, on Flickr

capt freedom crew by un punto in movimento, on Flickr

Dhow Sailing at Sunset by hobbs_luton, on Flickr

Dhow by imke.stahlmann, on Flickr

dhow 1 by dave watts, on Flickr

Fishing dhow stranded in the sand at low tide by mattk1979, on Flickr

Shadows in the sand by mattk1979, on Flickr

Safety and Security by justDONQUE.images, on Flickr

dhow in zanzibar by winkyintheuk, on Flickr

On the Dhow Musandam Oman by stepnout, on Flickr

dhows at manta reef by Murky1, on Flickr

Dhow by psiphim6, on Flickr

On the ferry (Part I) by Seyemon, on Flickr

P8280014.JPG by Olivier Lejade, on Flickr

Resources for Making Photographs Like These

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