Scenes from a fish market at Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, photographed by Matt Atkin

  

  

  

This is a final collection of photos from Borneo taken by my globe-trotting brother Matt Atkin. I don’t know about you, but I can almost smell the rain, the sea and of course the fish.

Matt’s a compact camera enthusiast who I think has a great way of filling a lens – these photos were taken using his splendid Fuji FinePix X100. For earlier shots from Matt – and there are lots to find – click here.

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Fishing boats of Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, photographed by Matt Atkin

  

  

  

Here are some more striking photos from Borneo of fishing boats, many timber built, that were taken by my photography enthusiast brother Matt Atkin.

Matt likes to use a miniature or small camera that he can carry easily, but insists that it should produce very high quality images.

For more of his photos from Vietnam, New Zealand, Hong Kong and India, click here – to see them click on the link and page through the ‘older posts’ links.

Photographer Matt Atkin visits the stilt village of Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

  

  

Globe-trotting brother and photographer Matt Atkin has been on his holiday travels again, this time to Borneo, where he came across the extraordinary stilt-village community of  Kota Kinabalu.

Matt likes to use a miniature or small camera that he can carry easily, but insists that it should produce very high quality images. His current camera is a Fuji Finepix X100.

The photos themselves raise some interesting questions. If the sea around Borneo is sufficiently calm that this kind of near the water stilt living is practical (I wouldn’t want to try it off the coast of Kent!) why are the boats also on stilts? Could it be a precaution to prevent them being stolen?

And how do they get their boats up on those stakes? Presumably it’s all down to the tides, but if so, what’s the benefit of raising them on stilts for part of the time? And how big are the tides here anyway?

It’s interesting to see the use of outriggers made from bits of drainpipe. Home boat builders, please note.

Thanks for some amazing shots Matt! There will be more to come, of the local timber-built boats and of a fish market.