Fishing at Inle Visiting and photographing the unique fishermen in Inle lake has been one of my dreams since I started photography. And finally my dream came true. My wife and I had a visit to Inle lake last week. We witnessed the unique method of one-legged rowing and their way of catching fish using their unique nets. Inle is the second largest freshwater lake in Myanmar with an estimated area of 116 sq km and at the elevation of 880 m. Two silhouetted fishermen are seen as they start their day on the lake just before the dawn and catch fish that will later be sold at the markets.

Fishing at Inle Two fishermen are seen as they catch fish in the lake right after the dawn.

The Novice Monk An inattentive novice monk in the classroom in one of the famous monastery in Bagan, Myanmar. Due to overtourism and overenthusiastic photographers, most of the monasteries do not allow photography in their premises. This particular monastery allows photographers to take photographs of the novice monks only during worshiping, studying, or having meals.

One-leg Rowing The Intha fisherman at Inle lake - with one leg wrapped around a single oar, leaving their sunburned hands free to manipulate the conical fishing nets. This skill, unique to Inle Lake, takes a high level of balance, agility and strength. The fisherman have to determine the right amount of pressure to put on their free leg, while their other leg steers, turns and uses the oar to slow the boat down.

Mushan Mushan, 77, belongs to the Kayan Lahwi tribe (part of Tibeto-Burman minority) who are well known for wearing brass coils placed around the neck, appearing to lengthen it. As per local villagers, the local women used to wear these brass coils as a defense against the tiger attacks. Many others believe that the tribe is descendant of the dragons, hence they wear rings for the resemblance of dragons' neck. But nowadays they wear the rings primarily for keeping the tradition. Adult women can wear upto 25 rings made of solid brass weighing approx 10 kg.

Fishing at Inle Visiting and photographing the unique fishermen in Inle lake has been one of my dreams since I started photography. And finally my dream came true. My wife and I had a visit to Inle lake last week. We witnessed the unique method of one-legged rowing and their way of catching fish using their unique nets. Inle is the second largest freshwater lake in Myanmar with an estimated area of 116 sq km and at the elevation of 880 m. Two silhouetted fishermen are seen as they start their day in the lake right after the dawn and catch fish that will later be sold at the markets.

One-leg Rowing The Intha fisherman at Inle lake - with one leg wrapped around a single oar, leaving their sunburned hands free to manipulate the conical fishing nets. This skill, unique to Inle Lake, takes a high level of balance, agility and strength. The fisherman have to determine the right amount of pressure to put on their free leg, while their other leg steers, turns and uses the oar to slow the boat down.

Fishing at Inle Two fishermen are seen as they catch fish in the lake right after the dawn.

Balloon ride over incredible Bagan With thousands of temples, spread across the vast plains, Bagan Archaeological Zone is a testament to the ancient Burmese art. It was my first balloon ride! Witnessing the sun rays, falling on those majestic temples and colorful balloons was like an incredible experience to see the history and modernism in a serene frame.

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