Inle Lake is in the middle of Burma, just south-east of Mandalay. Fisherman, floating villages and temples dot the lake. An interesting novelty is the way the fishermen row, using a single leg wrapped around the oar.
Fisherman with net
As we arrived on Inle Lake, a fisherman was using one arm to paddle and one arm and one leg to manipulate his "net"
Late, in the afternoon
One of only a few fishermen left on the lake one afternoon. The water was getting choppy and he didn't seem to be having much luck.
Pulling on nets
The sun was going down but he was still putting his nets in the water trying to catch something.
One legged row
Repositioning his boat around, he wraps his ankle around the oar and pushes it back in the water to move forward.
Early morning reflections
Taken as we head out one early morning. It was just barely light and misty. This fisherman stood alone, drifting along in the cold wind.
On an early morning boat ride we came across this fisherman. He was just slowly rowing, looking for a good spot.
This was somewhat posed. He saw us taking his picture and gave a bit of a show by lifting the net with his foot.
A leg up
Ready to plunge this net into the water.
He was just resting on his boat. We pulled up along side him.
We came across this woman and her daughters of the Kayan ethnic group. They were sitting weaving in the back of a store. Apparently their necks are not longer, their collar bone gets pushed down.
These are the brass rings used by the Kayan women to give the appearance of an elongated neck.
He was just sitting outside a store on the lake until some tourist came by and ruined his day.
This woman was waiting in her boat to leave the temple.
Catching the wind
Early in the morning this woman was using a big bright red sail to catch the wind and glide over the lake.