The One-Legged Fishermen of Inle
The fishermen on Inle Lake have mastered the art of standing on one leg while wrapping the other around an oar to allow for fine paddle control. They can precisely steer through thick vegetation that often appears on the lake, and their special technique allows them to keep one hand free for using nets and other implements. It is a delicate balancing act, acquired through practice since childhood. To watch these fishermen glide over the water using S-shaped patterns made with their feet and oars is a calming and peaceful experience.