negombo fish market

Negombo Fish Market

On my first trip to Sri Lanka I spent one night in the city of Negombo. Given the proximity to the international airport of Colombo it is a valid alternative to the chaotic capital.

The city extends along a large lagoon and for this reason fishing is one of the main activities.

One of the most interesting things for a travel photographer in Negombo is in fact going to the fish market early in the morning, when it is still dark.

Dozens of fishing boats unload their catch. The atmosphere is chaotic, the smell of fish nauseating and people run from side to side shouting until all the catch is unloaded from the boats and sold on the spot.