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Shrimp Fishing on Horseback by JurgendeWitte Shrimp Fishing on Horseback by JurgendeWitte
Shrimp fishing with horses has a long history in the coastal region of Belgium, dating back hundreds of years. A traditional way of fishing, it almost disappeared, with Oostduinkerke in the west being the last stronghold to protect this tradition.
Once per year, at Vosseslag near De Haan, a demonstration is held to inform people about this interesting custom. The giant draft horses pulling the net though the shallow shores of the Belgian North Sea is truly an impressive sight.

UPDATE: Big thanks to ^1pen for featuring this photograph as my second Daily Deviation. Thank you for your support!

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ihamo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Amazing shot :)
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JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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ShittyChickenBang Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
OMG! That is amazing - I have never heard of anything like horse-back fishing before. Lucky you were to see this!
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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
That is intense :D
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initialfantasy Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow o.o This is gorgeous!
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cebinc Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture! Love the b&w. Thank you for the story that goes with it. Never heard of Shrimp Fishing on Horseback, very impressive. Hope it continues and doesn't die out.
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I've heard of Bowfishing, but this is unique :)
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JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
It sure is, thank you! Proud to be a Belgian. :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool, unusual shot. :)
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Leinnn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I didn't know my country had this tradition... Thanks for the interesting information and by the way, that's an amazing pic !
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