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Chennai City Muonted Police Patroling Marina Beach

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Chennai City (Chennai, India) on 7 May 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Chennai is blessed with some awesome beaches, most notably the 'Marina beach.' The beach is a natural urban beach along the Bay of Bengal (part of the Indian Ocean) and it runs a distance of 13 km and it ranks as the longest natural urban beach in India and also ranks as the world's second longest.

Marina beach is a major tourist attraction of the city. People visiting Chennai make a point to visit the beach. It is the most crowded beach in the country and attracts about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays. During summer months, about 15,000 to 20,000 people visit the beach daily.

The sea is generally rough and waves are strong. Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach are legally prohibited because of the dangers, as the undercurrent is very turbulent.

I have captured these two cops, belonging to the 'Chennai City Mounted Police,' while patrolling the Marina beach on horse-back. Mounted Police cops are engaged for quick patrolling on the long coastline. Their duty is to ensure that people do not venture into the sea.

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Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Nice shot. :)

7 May 2013 5:12am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The horse is definitely a great help in moving the beaches.

7 May 2013 5:13am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

ready to whistle :)
nice shot

7 May 2013 6:50am

Chennai City from Chennai, India

Thank you Javier, Jypya Pop and Pascale for the nice words.

7 May 2013 7:13am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
Beautiful colors & lights!

7 May 2013 7:34am

helys from Paris, France

Amazing
Great street portraits
Nice expression on faces, colors, contrasts, DOF

7 May 2013 8:21am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture. Nice expressions. And interesting information. Well done. I like it. :)

7 May 2013 8:37am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great captre

7 May 2013 8:45am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A wee bit over exposed but still a nice shot.

7 May 2013 9:59am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Very nice capture a photo and very interesting explanation. Great shot.
Good evening.

7 May 2013 2:49pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Beautiful shot.

7 May 2013 4:48pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

We never see mounted police here, I think it is great. Nice composition.

7 May 2013 8:39pm

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Nice photo, nice frame!

7 May 2013 8:43pm

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Interesante captura, de los dos policías encargados
de cuidar la seguridad de la gran afluencia de turistas
que visitan Playa Marina..lamentable que sus aguas
sean peligrosas..Muy bueno el relato de su historia.
***** Saludos.

7 May 2013 9:21pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture against the backdrop of the sea and sky...Lovely portraits !!!!

8 May 2013 10:17am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice shot of the officers and their mounts.

9 May 2013 4:42am