21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Upper Amazon Fishermen Net Piranha

Fishing is the main source of income and food for indigenous people on the Upper Amazon. Due to their poverty, they typically use hand-made nets and floats. Here, in a shallow hand-made skiff, three natives use a commercially made net to catch red-bellied piranha. They are very tasty.

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Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Peru
Copyright: © Steven Hannes