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The most iconic image of Inle Lake, a large freshwater lake in the middle of Burma, is of its fishermen.

This Intha fisherman stands on his flat-bottom canoe when a mist still hung in the background over the waters of the lake. This lake on a clear day, has hardly a ripple - is the livelihood of these people; the fish beneath the surface provide their daily meals and also the means of trade with the communities on shore.

The Intha are known for their 'leg-rowing' technique whereby they propel themselves by standing at the stern and wrapping one leg around the oar. The practise is passed on from one generation to the next but the technique has become the ultimate photo opportunity of the lake.

Setting: 70 mm, 1/500 sec, F4, ISO Raw 200, 0703 hrs

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