Silver 2017 Advertising / Travel/Tourism

FISHERMAN ON THE INLE LAKE

  • Prize
    Silver in Advertising/Travel/Tourism
  • Photographer
    LUIS MARIA BARRIO

. Inle Lake fishermen have a curious and unique rowing style, which consists of standing on one leg on the extreme of the boat and wrapping their other leg around the the oar. The reason for this way of paddling is because there are many reeds and water plants in the lake, and if they row sitting down in the boat they can’t see them. Standing on the end of the boat they have a great view and can lead the way better. Also, they have their hands free to collect the net whilst propelling the boat.