There’s never a dull day for the fishermen of Koh Samui. Located near the mainland town of Surat Thani in Thailand, it is watched over by a 36-foot-tall statue of Buddha and is a very popular tourist attraction, second only to Bangkok.
Among the attractions are the Southern Thai food, which is renowned for its spiciness and the fresh seafood, including crab, mackerel, grouper and snapper. Another attraction is the sheer colorfulness of the fishing culture, which isn’t just vanity. Bright colors help the fishermen see and identify each other at sea.
Photographed in February by Scott Osborn.