Shrimper Returning To Port

Shrimper Returning To Port

If you look out to the buoy and see a shrimper returning to port, like this one, immediately it’s a battery and memory card check.

Shrimper Returning To Port
Shrimper Returning To Port

Look at all the birds. Better yet, this is a small sampling because others are coming in from all directions. The dinner bell has been rung.

Shrimper Returning To Port
Shrimper Returning To Port

As soon as the nets are pulled in the next chore is cleaning and sorting the catch. Shrimp and fish that are not to be sold go overboard.

Shrimper Returning To Port
Shrimper Returning To Port

Even the Great Egrets fly out to sea for the ride back in.

Shrimper Returning To Port
Shrimper Returning To Port

The next hour or so all these birds, and a few hundred more compete for fish and shrimp. The crew fight some off, ultimately give up, and thenΒ  just go about their business.

Some Pelicans become pirates and raid the ship, climb in the holding tanks, and in general steal anything not nailed down.

Of course Ellen and I set up just across from the commercial dock to photograph the chaos.

I have no idea how I am going to sort through the days shoot.

Charleston Harbor.

 

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