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Stilt fishermen on the south-western shore of Sri Lanka, near Galle, between Ahangama and Weligama.

Stilt fishermen have an interesting way of catching fish. They perch wooden poles in the shallow waters near the coast, they walk or swim to those poles every day, climb on the benches and stand there for hours to catch fish by casting out their lines. Sometimes their feet get seriously wounded by the reef rocks.

Although tips from tourists became the rule of the game, I had the impression they still earn their lives thru fishing.

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