Long Boat Racing in Thailand

Towards the end of the rainy season, when the canals and rivers are at their highest levels, it is traditional in Thailand to have boat races. This afternoon I was in Phra Pradaeng in Samut Prakan for their long boat races. This takes place every year on the 4th day of the waning moon of the 11th lunar month. Other districts have it on different days. Boat races on canals are easier to photograph. This one was on the Chao Phraya River but I was lucky to get on a police dinghy. I took this shot as they were approaching the finishing line.