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Every Wednesday and Saturday morning at 7.00am in Puerto Lopez, fishermen come back from the high seas. They are awaited on the beach by women in yellow aprons ready to gut the fish… and by dozens of birds, vultures and pelicans hoping for an easy catch from buckets full of fish.

Today’s catch seems quite extraordinary: a swordfish, what looks like a manta ray and a giant sardine. But maybe it’s just a regular day in Puerto Lopez…

Fishing boat

Back from a few days on the high seas

Vultures and birds waiting for the fishermen's return


Buckets of fish

Gutting fresh fish right on the beach

Does it look like a manta ray?!

A fish that looks like a giant sardine

Pelicans fighting for fish

Fish counter on the beach

The port, that is, the beach


Tous les mercredi et samedi à 7h du matin à Puerto Lopez, les pêcheurs reviennent de haute mer. Ils sont attendus par des femmes en tablier ciré jaune, prêtes à évider le poisson… et par des dizaines d’oiseaux, vautours et pélicans espérant dérober quelques poissons aux paniers remplis du fruit de la pêche.

La pêche du jour paraît assez extraordinaire: espadon, ce qui ressemble à une raie manta et sardine géante. Mais peut-être qu’à Puerto Lopez, ce n’est qu’une pêche ordinaire…



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4 responses to “A MIRACULOUS CATCH

  1. I think technically it’s a sting ray.

  2. Randy

    Technically speaking; it was in fact a Manta Ray. Not a Sting Ray. Unlike their ‘Ray-cousin’, the Manta does not possess a defensive-stinger tail. They are simply magnificent creature.

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