Fishermen ‘leg rowing’ in Myanmar
Fishermen on Inle Lake in Myanmar (formerly Burma) have acquired an ingenious way of manoeuvring across the water. They balance on one leg and wrap the other around an oar which they use to paddle. They demonstrate great control, often rowing through thick vegetation, and the technique leaves a hand free to collect nets and other implements.
(Photos above and below: Lee Frost/Robert Harding)
The fishermen work together using nets on conical frames to trap fish on the bottom of the shallow lake (Gavin Hellier/Robert Harding)