On the south coast of Bangladesh the Sundarbans (and Sundarbans National Park)
contain the largest mangrove forests in the world.
An easy boat ride from the town of Mongla (photos 51-64) leads into the forest via small rivers and rivulets.
The park lies in the enormous delta at the mouth of the Ganges River and is spread across areas of Bangladesh
and West Bengal, India, forming the seaward fringe of the delta.
Along the way can be seen local folks trawling by hand for shrimp and fish.
In local villages in the park a visitor is greeted with a warm welcome, food and curious conversation.
Also see the New Yorker magazine story about Sundarban’s tigers.