20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Festival procession on Lake Inle, Myanmar.

This shot captures one of a great number of long shallow boats carrying tiny Buddhist effigies across Lake Inle, Myanmar, during their annual festival. The young men's saffron dyed garb against the dark dawn-lit sky was a feast for the senses, amidst the joyful cacophony of percussive sounds being played on each of these boats which crossed the lake in a seemingly endless stream of celebration.

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Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Lake Inle, Myanmar
Copyright: © Tanya McIntyre