20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Fishing Group

There are more than eight hundred islands in the Myeik Archipelago, the southernmost part of Myanmar. Among these islands is a group of seafaring tribes who do not shy away from the urban population. They are called Moken. Born in the sea and died in the sea. They have never been to the city. They do not have any education. They make a living by fishing and catching fish. They tend to stay aloof from strangers. They gather together and search for pearl fish and precious fish under the sea. They are not greedy and have less anger. They are traditional believers in traditional spirits. In this picture, the fish are hunting and hunting in the crystal clear waters of the sea. This practice is still to be found today.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Kawthaung City, Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Pyi Soe Tun