This portrait was taken in Puyuhuapi, Chile, a village of about 1,000 on the Carretera Austral, the highway through southern Chile that traverses 1,200 kilometers of Patagonia. Until the completion of the highway in the early 1980s, Puyuhuapi was primarily accessible only by boat or plane.
Supported by a pair of crutches, this man spent the better part of an afternoon quietly patching and then sanding a small hole in his boat. He gladly paused to pose for a couple photos.
The full uncropped version is below.
And for the record: today’s Pic du Jour, the 1,151st straight, was snapped on 27 February 2013, four years ago today.