A collection of images from my adventures - Erik Scraggs Photography

STILT FISHERMAN

Migigama Sri Lanka, it years before the devastating Tsunami the stilt fishing was the way of life, a means of survival, a cultural identity, sadly after the Tsunami many of the local fisherman moved in land, too afraid to fish along the fish. Nowadays many of the stilt fisherman or merely actors, pretending to fish, hoping they can charge people for taking photos... there aggressive nature is both unwelcome and sad and ultimately disappointing. One day I hope there will be a return to stilt fishing by the locals.

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