Bow Decoration, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

This photograph was taken in Nangyuan Island, Thailand. Koh Nang Yuan is a small island very close to Koh Tao. It is famous for its diving spots and its great snorkeling beach. Many day trippers come from the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, as well as from Surat Thani and Chumphon on the Thai mainland every day. There you can see all the boats are decorated by fishermen with colorful flowers at the bows that makes an extraordinary impression.

Bow Decoration, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 | Exposure f/7.1 @ 1/800sec | ISO 200 | Focal Length 270mm
Bow Decoration, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 06
Award Score: 60 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 15, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Color Photography
Photograph Location: Nangyuan Island, Surat Thani, Thailand

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as Marketing Advisor and Tour Organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

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