A Surprise Catch

This is something you thought you might not ever see – a veiled Saudi woman clad in her black abaya fishing with her children. I snapped this photo in the late afternoon in a busy area of Jeddah’s Corniche, the coastal area along the Red Sea that extends for miles and miles. This particular area has many beautiful sculptures that I was there photographing when I happened to look over and see this woman and her kids. I think it embodies the amazing spirit, strength, and determination of Saudi women. I am so happy I was able to capture this rare scene and share it with you.

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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9 Responses to A Surprise Catch

  1. wildstorm says:

    This is one of my favorites of all your images. In fact, it is my favorite.

  2. Judy says:

    This is such a touching image!

  3. Dina says:

    Good for her! This photo is really great, a ray of hope.
    Who knows what advancements the new year may bring.

  4. Jerry M says:

    Now that is a determined angler! Nice shot.

  5. Sari says:

    A woman gotta live too 🙂

    I really feel sorry for women who can’t do anything they desire just because they are women and because its in our culture not do this and that. A woman is free to do whatever she likes and she should be given the chance to breath more, hence enjoy life like any other normal person. 🙂

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