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Stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka by Suppi-lu-liuma Stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka by Suppi-lu-liuma
Stilt fishermen on the south-western shore of Sri Lanka, near Galle, between Ahangama and Weligama.

Stilt fishermen have an interesting way of catching fish. They perch wooden poles in the shallow waters near the coast, they walk or swim to those poles every day, climb on the benches and stand there for hours to catch fish by casting out their lines. Sometimes their feet get seriously wounded by the reef rocks.

Although tips from tourists became the rule of the game, I had the impression they still earn their lives thru fishing.
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Suggester says; is a beautiful capture a daily fisherman's work in Sri Lanka, capturing a sense of poetic rhythm of their collective movement!
Stilt fishermen of Sri Lanka by ~Suppi-lu-liuma
( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by ScENeYmE )
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Rappel82 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Artist
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krigl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Strange way of going about fishing... saves buying/making a boat though. They must get cramp sitting up there all day.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Yep. I tried it, and I must say it is hell a strange and uncomfortable way of fishing. ;-)

Thank you very much.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hello Suppi...............read my Journal on Sri Lanka.
Would love to meet you someday.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I would love to.

I read your journal on Sri Lanka. I can try to imagine the bond you have with the country of your birth. That's a lovely country, with all its colors, nuances, kind people and hardships.

You'll always welcome if you pass from Istanbul on your way to or back from Sri Lanka.

With friendship,

Suppi
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanx again Suppi.
Istanbul and Turkey have always been on mylist of places to go.
Will keep in touch.
Hugs
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WilloughbyArevalo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
just this morning i was fantasizing about stilting in the water: at the beach, in the river, etc. so cool to see this example.
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Suppi-lu-liuma Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
:-)

I tried once there. Boy, I can tell you, it wasn't easy. :-)
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: featured: [link] :iconfeatureplz: :love:
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carlos170691 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really wanna capture this kind of moment..
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