Photo of the Day 7 November 2008

Fisherman, Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma), 2005
Photograph by Nicolas Reynard
A Moken fisherman works on his boat in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago. Members of this nomadic sea culture spend most of their lives in their boats, fishing and diving in the waters around the archipelago’s 800 islands. As their old saying goes, “The Moken are born, live, and die on their boats, and the umbilical cords of their children plunge into the sea.”