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.

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Mozambique 0100 by babasteve, on Flickr

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

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Mozambique 01400 by babasteve, on Flickr

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

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lonely dhow by meaduva, on Flickr

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smokin dhow by Harold Laudeus, on Flickr

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Dhow by pasujoba, on Flickr

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manda sunset by un punto in movimento, on Flickr

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Dhow trip 6 by Giustino, on Flickr

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Isla de arena by cesargp, on Flickr

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capt freedom crew by un punto in movimento, on Flickr

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Dhow Sailing at Sunset by hobbs_luton, on Flickr

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Dhow by imke.stahlmann, on Flickr

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

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Shadows in the sand by mattk1979, on Flickr

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Safety and Security by justDONQUE.images, on Flickr

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dhow in zanzibar by winkyintheuk, on Flickr

On the Dhow Musandam Oman by stepnout, on Flickr

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Dhow by psiphim6, on Flickr

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

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P8280014.JPG by Olivier Lejade, on Flickr

Resources for Making Photographs Like These

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
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Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

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