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As a river delta, Bangladesh is a country covered in a winding network of waterways. This makes boats, in all their forms, the main form of transport.
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Photo 1. The Buriganga (or Old Ganges) River is the main waterway in Dhaka. Sadarghat Port is the base for both wooden water taxis and the large ferries that provide transport around Bangladesh. This water taxi boatman waits for passengers.
Photo 2. Just outside Dhaka on the Shitalakhya River, small wooden boats transport people from one side to the other, this one being rowed by boys. The still river waters act like a mirror producing a distorted reflection.
Photo 3. The River Pijain on the India border in north east Bangladesh is a busy place in the dry season as it is harvested - harvested for stones. No machines here, instead everything is done by hand. Here boys are transporting stones to the riverbank.
Photo 4. River is the main waterway in Dhaka. Sadarghat Port is the base for both wooden water taxis and the large ferries that provide transport around Bangladesh. Here both the large ferries and water taxis can be seen.
Photo 5. This boatman at Jaflang, on the India border, ferries people across the river.
Photo 6. This river sunrise is in the Sunderbans, a world heritage-listed mangrove area in southern Bangladesh, where the only transport around it is by boat.
Photo 7. A group of young men partying on board a wooden river boat, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Photo 8. A river barge heads away from some riverbank factories on the Shitalakhya River, on the outskirts of Dhaka.
Photo 9. A boat piled high with dried grass and a cow on a river on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Photo 10. A transport boat laden with people and produce on a river on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is how many people get their produce to markets so that they can sell it.
Photo 11. With a large proportion of the country covered in water, people in Bangladesh use boats as a major form of transport. This boat is transporting goods and people near Mongla in southern Bangladesh.
Photo 12. Simple wooden boats like this one, are used by fisherman throughout Bangladesh. This one was seen between Khulna and Mongla in southern Bangladesh.
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