On the Move: Life on Mahakam River
With length of 920 km, Mahakam River in East Kalimantan Province (Indonesia), plays an important role in Kalimantan’s residents’ daily life. The river is also home to hundreds villagers, living in their boat houses. The river flows from Makassar Strait through Samarinda, the capital city of the province. It continues flowing through the forests where orang utan and long nosed monkeys live, becomes the water living source for these primates.
It passes by the Dayak tribal villages, the legendary natives of Kalimantan island who have been depending on the river for many generations. The river has its life beneath and above, providing economic resources for fishermen and farmers. It is a waterway from village to village, from city to village, and vice versa.
It connects people. And for some, the river is their home.
As the river water keeps flowing, the life on Mahakam River will always on the move.
In responding to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move
Excellent series of photographs with very interesting information
Thank you so much!
Some of this photos are art. Of course all of your photos are art but some are like paintings. Wonderful captured and processed better the CF 🙂 The one in the slide show with the man standing in the river and the house boat is my favourite. This is art Indah.
Thank you Erwin! Yey, that’s my favorite too! I am so glad that you like these photos. I was afraid that they are bit to over-exposed…many thanks again!
Hi Indah, I think they must be over exposed like this. This makes it unique and special. Also the first one is very special too, but I would crop the colour foreground away. And the one beside with the colour boat in the foreground is great too. My number two. 🙂 There I like the b/w colour option. It works very well.
I worked today at my Bali Photos and put it on the web. Have a great day.
Thank you for the tip Erwin! I am looking forward to see your Bali photos this weekend – gosh it has been a crazy week at work, can not wait for the weekend 🙂
Hi Indah, I’m just reorganizing my website a little. Make a new page with links of amazing videos I have seen. I hope it will grow in time. This one I will especially share with you. Did you know that?
I learn so much from your blog! It is truly one of the most fascinating that I have encountered:)
Thank you so much Paul! I am very grateful by your visit. Truly appreciate it.
It’s always a pleasure
I love, “It connects people!”
Thank you so much! Have a great weekend!
Thank you – I liked being taken along the journey
🙂 I am thanking you for sweet comment Diana. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Exceptionally well written!
You captured the atmosphere of the place very well. Charming photos! 🙂
Thank you so much Patricia! 🙂