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Copacabana Fishermen

Fishermen from the Z-13 Colony fish on the waters off Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's just another work day on the ocean for the fishermen manning the two dozen vessels that head out at 5:30 am to try their luck six days a week.

Fishermen of Copacabana


Daybreak's glow silhouettes the rainforest-covered mountains nearby while the Atlantic's waters lap at cramped wooden fishing boats.

It's another day at sea for the men who sail out six days a week to try their luck.

But this isn't your average fishermen's port. It's Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach, its sands forming a golden crescent at the edge of a densely populated neighborhood.