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a seafarer painting a ship railing
October 24, 2015

A Clean Line

A seafarer paints the railing of a ship at sea. From the photographer’s vantage point on the bridge wing, the view seems a clever split screen—the swirling blue water contrasting with the solid, vivid red of the deck, and a meticulously clean white line dividing the two. Zay Yar Lin, who submitted this photo, explains the importance of the seafarer’s work: “To facilitate transporting merchandise around the world, the ship has to be maintained in good and efficient condition. Daily maintenance involves hard work such as chipping, scaling, cleaning, and painting.”

This photograph was submitted to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. Submit your best photo for a chance to win.

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Photograph by Zay Yar Lin

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