19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
true paradise

They live nomadic around the lake, fishing with their own traditional, primitive, handmade fishing nets. They use fish to exchange food for living, and their children are also born and live floating on fish rafts in large rivers and lakes. I have talked with them a few times and learned about their lives. They can't keep up with the modern way of life, have no education, no knowledge, no land to cultivate, no property and necessities to secure a life, that's why they choose to live a nomadic life, almost isolated from society, relying on nature to make a living. The main reason is probably the disparity between the rich and the poor, inequality and rapid development in developing countries.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2021
Photo Location: Da Lat city, Vietnam
Camera: PENTAX K-3 II
Copyright: © Khanh Bui Phu