Friday, 4 January 2013

Sri Lankan Stilt Fishermen

The seaside town of Ahangama on the south shore of Sri Lanka plays host to one of the island's enduring symbols, stilt fisherman. Head to the beach before sunset and look for men who look like cats stuck on a pole, caught during a high tide.

Perched for perch?

On shore, the support staff is busy, hauling nets and rigging the poles.

Who knew a simple pole and support branch could be so valuable? The fishing is lucrative and pole positions are passed down, generation to generation. A couple more fisherman.

Sunset fishing.

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