I took this photo of a hand-carved dugout Kuna Yala canoe in San Blas, Panama. It is used by the Kuna (local indigenous) for transportation and fishing.
I zoomed in on the hand-painted design so that players in this round would have to work hard to win. The person who guessed it followed these steps:
1. Look at the Photo/Study the Details
2. Guess What/Where/Why!
What is the subject of this photo?
Where was I traveling when I saw it?
(If you have no idea, it’s OK to make up silly answers. That’s fun, too!)
3. Check Back Later!
–Post your guesses here in the Comments Section (tweets and FB comments don’t count–sorry)
–Keep checking and guessing as the guessing gets good…
–See who won…maybe it will be you!
A mention of your name and a link to your site from within this post.
And the Winner Is…
Jeruen Dery of Memoirs of a Traveling Linguist. He won the last round of this game and continues to be a champion. Maybe he is the champion.
The inside of a hand-carved dugout Kuna Yala canoe. While visiting the San Blas islands, I saw many of these. Here’s the same photo of the canoe, pre-cropping.
These types of canoes, by the way, are called ‘ulus,’ and the Kuna use big hand-carved paddles to propel themselves. It takes approximately 1 to 2 weeks to make one, depending on the size.
Here’s a photo of the canoe, pre-cropping.
Can’t get enough?
Like this game? Enjoy learning about new places? Here are all of the Trippy Travel Photos–guesses and winners–all on one page. If you like photography in general, then check out my Photo of the Day feature. You’ll find cool photos from all over the world. Enjoy!