Pictures on the theme of ‘on the water’

BBC

We asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme “on the water”. Here is a selection of the photographs we received from around the world.

Surfer
Prantik Biswas: “A surfer keeps his balance amongst the wild waves.”
Boats in a harbour
Alex Ashby: ‘Visiting Sai Kung in Hong Kong, I stopped to watch this man very unsteadily make his way to shore.”
Girl in wellington boots
Katharine Simkins: “Some over-enthusiastic paddling at Goatee Beach opposite Southampton Docks on a beautiful winter’s morning. Sound carries on the water and I expect the dock workers all heard my daughter’s loud complaints about her squelchy wellies.”
Ducking
Richard Highes: “At this beautiful time of year, you have to love every fluffy duckling, gosling and cygnet exploring the world for the first time.”
Boats and ice
Niels Andersen: “The harbour in Ilulissat, Greenland, is packed with ice after a stormy night.”
Calm sea
Victoria Schaal: “A calm sea in the Caribbean.”
Fishermen
Martin Pilkington: “Admiring the skills and patience of a team of fishermen on the serene Inle Lake in Burma” [Myanmar].
Dog on a surf board
Nigel Caulkett: “Winnie loves to get out on the water in the summer. She always wears her life jacket, because she is not the best swimmer.”
Swan on a lake in Cambridge, UK
Hayley King: “An elegant swan on Cherry Hinton lake, Cambridge.”
Boat on a misty river
Gary Framingham took this during an early Easter Sunday morning walk by the River Chet in Norfolk.
Ruber ducks
Jane Elle: “An unusual encounter on the water.”
Leaf on water
Sarah Bailey: “This fallen leaf floating on the water at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Kent, reminds me of a star suspended in an inky night sky.”
Divers
Adam Berry: “I love the way this image has a wow factor. It was taken free diving without tanks on a single breath. The scuba divers give a feeling of how deep it is, then you look at the bottom and see my friend sitting on the rock, that’s when the wow comes in. To think he can go that deep on one breath gives a real sense of how far he went and what it takes. At that depth, your lungs are squeezed from the pressure and it almost feels like they are empty.”

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