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These two fishermen are part of the Intha people. They live on the Inle lake, center of Myanmar. We are about 900m high and the lake which is roughly 40km long and 10km large is surrounded by large hills. 800,000 Inthas are living on this lake, you can also find many monasteries and about 1,500 monks.

It's hard to express how graceful these fishermen are when they drive their small teak boat, using their leg to get more power or to keep balance when they need their hands to use to conic net you can see in the back. These orange/pink clothes are traditional ones even if now most of them wear normal tee-shirt and colorful Longwy (traditional pants in Myanmar).

They usually sleep all night on their small boat close to the nets they left around them. They mark them with wooden stick. Then, at sunrise, you can discover fishermen getting up one after another to start collecting the fishes from their nets.

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Additional Photos by Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 273 N: 1552] (9271)
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