The Jukong - Cocos (Keeling) Islands by Karen Willshaw


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A red sail jukong landing on shore. I loved the contrast of the red sail against the blues of the water and sky. Jukongs are the traditional sailing vessels of the Cocos Malay community, used to gather coconuts for copra. Long gone are those days and now they are used for celebrations.

I photographed this jukong at Direction Island, one of the island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands southern atoll. Cocos is part of Australia and a little known holiday destination.

D300 | Tokina 12-24mm | 1/60s | f/11

All Water in Motion and Reflections in Water
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I’m one lucky lady who lives on a remote tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by the surrounding beauty above and below, I took up photography as a hobby several years go. This has now turned out to be an all consuming passion, driven by the desire to promote the Cocos (Keeling) Islands the only way I know, through my eyes and lens.

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  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 5 years ago

    Great color! Welcome to RB!!

  • Karen Willshaw
    Karen Willshawalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you Barbara. I’m happy to be a member of RB!

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 5 years ago

    wow this place is just incredible Karen! Great capture :)

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    Simply beautiful!!!!!!

  • Karen Willshaw
    Karen Willshawalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks Jenny & Lorilee for your comments ~ greatly appreciated :)

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 3 years ago

    Awesome capture and perfect colours xx

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!!!!!

  • Jill Hyland
    Jill Hylandabout 2 years ago


  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    A lovely peaceful scene

  • Thank you :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • Karen Willshaw
    Karen Willshawalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you everyone who has commented on this image. Greatly appreciate your time and positive responses to it. :)

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