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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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:iconihamo:
ihamo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Amazing shot :)
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconshittychickenbang:
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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:iconbuuckphotography:
BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
That is intense :D
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:iconinitialfantasy:
initialfantasy Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow o.o This is gorgeous!
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:iconcebinc:
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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:icontoadjacara:
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I've heard of Bowfishing, but this is unique :)
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
It sure is, thank you! Proud to be a Belgian. :)
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool, unusual shot. :)
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:iconleinnn:
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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:iconwhenwolveshowl:
whenwolveshowl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i want to do this so badly
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Feel free to come to Oostduinkerke, Belgium! :)
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:iconcassandra667:
cassandra667 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
wow. great image
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:iconrelitotes:
relitotes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what they say...you can lead a horse to water *puts on sunglasses* but you can't make it shrimp.
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha, love that one! Thank you!
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::blowkiss::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:icongammel-sjel:
gammel-sjel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DD! ^^

Now if you'll excuse me.... OHMYGOSHLOOKATTHEHORSEYAAAAAAAAHHHHHHASDFGFJHJHKJLJLKGKDFHHSHFJGJFGJDFDJFHDH :iconsqueeeeplz: :iconspazattackplz: :iconhandspazzplz: *flops around* *loves horses*

*ahem* *regains composure* Like I said, congrats on the DD! ^^ :clap:
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
:rofl: This must be the most enthusiastic comment yet!
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:icongammel-sjel:
gammel-sjel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! Really? :rofl: Oh my gosh! I didn't realize! *issospazzywhenitcomestohorsepicutres* *loveshorseswaytoomuch*
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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:icongammel-sjel:
gammel-sjel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh-Heh! ^^; :giggle:
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:iconinkedpain:
inkedpain Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I wish it was a tad bigger, that would become the background on my computer at work in a heartbeat. Amazing shot.
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hi there, feel free to contact me through my website www.jurgendewitte.eu about a bigger version! Thank you for your comment!
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:icontexanjedi:
TexanJedi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Awesome shot! :clap:
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:iconespioartworks:
EspioArtworks Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
The Horse and His Boy is a really Good Photograph
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:iconjackdaw-with-pen:
jackdaw-with-pen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
k'heb dit eens gezien in het echt, was echt wel de moeite!
proficiat met de DD!
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Dat is het zeker, een zeldzame traditie waar we als Belgen trots op mogen zijn. Dank je wel!
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jackdaw-with-pen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
graag gedaan <3
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:iconpoetsiren:
Poetsiren Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Beautiful shot! Captured alot for that one!
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:iconredroronoa:
RedRoronoa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a big horse.. Or a tiny person?
Ahah either way congrats on the DD, stunning shot indeed! :D
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:iconpoetsiren:
Poetsiren Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I'm sure it's a Belgian draft horse. Yep... HUGE!
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:iconredroronoa:
RedRoronoa Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, they're massive! Ahah I didn't even think a horse of that size would exist. :XD:
But yeah, thanks for clearing that up.
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Indeed, it's the Belgian draft horse, they can weigh over a ton! Thank you for your comments!
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:iconanimatrix1490:
animatrix1490 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's Tintin riding that horse!!
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh my god, you found out the secret about his real profession! :D
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:iconanimatrix1490:
animatrix1490 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Haha! After he retired from being a reporter in, like, book 3 :D
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:iconpoetsiren:
Poetsiren Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
LOL!
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D3v1L5h4nD Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Photographer
dadde, iedereen meug et wetn :p de garnoalevisschers. machtig vo te zien. schone peirden ook alsan. en goeje garnoalen :p
schone foto ook
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
'k Zoun 't zelve ni beter kunnen zegn.:) Danke!
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D3v1L5h4nD Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Photographer
haha! tis nix :p de vloanders. wen nie te klagen eh. alst mo de politiekers zien, das nix eh
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ParvaLupa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ik wist niet eens dat deze traditie bestond. Geweldig om te zien dat deze werkpaarden nog effectief gebruikt worden voor meer dan de gazon kort te houden.
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ja hoor, een typisch Belgische traditie waar we trots op mogen zijn! De trekpaarden zijn echt nodig om de getijden en de stromingen te weerstaan. Op een bepaald moment waren er maar 3 garnaalvissers te paard meer, vandaag zijn het er opnieuw 12. Ze werken allemaal nabij Oostduinkerke.
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ParvaLupa Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Super! Is echt leuk om te horen! Trekpaarden kunnen net zoveel aan als een machine, alleen raken ze inderdaad niet zo snel vast in modder. Ik wil ze echt eens in actie zien met eigen ogen!
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Doen! :)
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Photographer
Prachtige foto die eens iets typisch van BelgiŽ vertoont... En proficiat voor de DD! :)
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:iconjurgendewitte:
JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fijn om dit compliment te horen van een oude dA-bekende. :) Ik vind ook dat BelgiŽ en haar boeiende tradities aandacht verdienen, fijn dat dit beeld zoveel reacties losweekt!
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