19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The octopus hunters

Women and men alike literally walk in the waters of the narrow sea channels of the Indian Ocean in Lamu, Kenya. Although they call themselves ‘fishermen’ in fact they look more like ‘hunters’ in search of octopus that hide in small caves of the corals during very low tides. These ‘hunters’ are armed with pointy wooden sticks and water cans or sacks used to store the octopus they catch.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Lamu Town, Kenya
Camera: LEICA M (Typ 240)
Copyright: © Eduardo Lopez Moreno