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One-leg Rower
Myanmar (Burma), Inle Lake, Ywama Village, March 2012

The Intha people of Inle Lake developed the technique of standing at one leg and rowing with the other, so that at least one hand is free to handle the fishing net. Inle Lake is the only place in the world where this rowing technique is applied.
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May 16 2012 18:03 GMT Lie
Great actionshot and great rowing skils....
May 16 2012 18:39 GMT superJoan
I love this series Peter. Have been looking at trips to Burma.. rather expensive though....
May 16 2012 18:43 GMT sini
Great capture!:)
May 16 2012 19:23 GMT sheasoru68
Interesting technique and a great capture of how it is done.
May 16 2012 20:02 GMT wijnie58
I agree with Joe, Peter ...beautiful...:-))
May 16 2012 21:54 GMT happysnaper
Brilliant shot Peter.
May 16 2012 22:27 GMT clintonfolks
great photo..
May 17 2012 02:13 GMT Studio88
Great Skill - Awesome Capture ;-)
May 17 2012 02:54 GMT potterjo
Great shot...I would be in the water if I tried this.
May 17 2012 07:13 GMT senna3
Thanks all for the nice comments!
Joan, it is true, organized Burma trips are still expensive. As happened in Vietnam, prices will go down quickly when more tourists are coming, but at the same time the authenticity will vanish too!
May 17 2012 07:52 GMT MargNZ
Ingenious method of rowing and a great picture Peter :)
May 17 2012 08:36 GMT marioalbertina
Interesting native culture! ..............
May 17 2012 09:28 GMT Bellavista
Interesting technique, well presented for us by you.
May 17 2012 16:51 GMT senna3
Thank you Margaret.
May 17 2012 16:51 GMT senna3
Thanks Mario.
May 17 2012 16:52 GMT senna3
Thank you Bea.
May 17 2012 20:37 GMT junne PRO
very well caught action
May 17 2012 20:42 GMT janos
Great!:)
May 17 2012 23:41 GMT larrybenedict
I'm wondering if this technique helps with balancing. I'm not likely to try it to find out, but it probably does. How about you Peter....would you try it? :-))
May 18 2012 09:51 GMT senna3
Thank you Gunter.
May 18 2012 09:51 GMT senna3
Thank you Janos.
May 18 2012 09:52 GMT senna3
Too old for such exercises Larry!

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