Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mekong golden sunset

Sunset over the Mekong River - derived from "Mae Nam Khong". "mea" meaning "mother" and "nam" meaning "water" or "mother river". "Khong" is derived from the Sanskrit "ganga", meaning the Ganges.

The Mekong is an important source of drinking water, irrigation, food such as fish and riverweed, transportation.

I was quite nervous when I was told that the Mekong will also be a source of hydro power soon.

When the damn dam arrives, the ecology will be disturbed. I hope they will hadle this delicate issue well, before its too late.


Miss BumbleBee said...

wow. what a timely shoot, love it!

Miss BumbleBee said...

Wow, what a timely shoot this one.


shemeq said...

Ms BB,

Actually a burst of 20 frames required to get this very shot. Luckily i was equipped with a device that can shoot an explosion of 8 frames per second. So, partly the credit goes to the camera ;-)