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The Chundan! (The snake boat)

Posted by
Mohanakumar (Kochi (Cochin), India) on 19 August 2014 in Sport & Recreation.

The 'Chundan' has got a length of more than a 100 feet and usually more than a hundred people are on board.
Both the ends of the boat are raised from water level. The rear end has a height of about twenty feet from the surface of water.

Nearly eighty six persons are rowers, ten to fifteen are to give the rhythm, four are to steer the vessel.

The Nehru Trophy Boat Race at Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha, KERALA - (Image 6 of 10)

9th Aug 2014 (celebrated on the 2nd Saturday of Aug. every yr.)
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NIKON D7100 1/640 second F/7.1 ISO 200 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Welcome to my World of Photography! As always I appreciate your valued comments and critiques.

Thank you so much for your kind attention & views!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

mmm well framed***

19 Aug 2014 7:37am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Pure energy, we can feel it!

19 Aug 2014 9:37am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the dynamics in this image

19 Aug 2014 3:27pm

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing capture mohkum !! You have caught the essence of the thrill and adventure in this feat!!!!

19 Aug 2014 3:44pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wooooow!
very nice series!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 Aug 2014 6:30pm

Patrick M from France

Beautiful place for this view! a great power generated! great

19 Aug 2014 7:45pm

NIKON D7100
1/640 second
F/7.1
ISO 200
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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