Uro Indians in the floating reed islands of lake Titicaca

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by yair gazitt

The photograph was taken in October 2011 and depicts the colorfully dressed local URO Indians of lake Titicaca at an elevation of 14,000 feet. This humble people are self sufficient and live on small reed islands in a 2000 years old communal culture consisting of fishing and full usage of locally growing reeds that supply raw materials for reed huts, boats and food. Photograph was taken with a Nikon D5000 camera equipped with a 18-55 zoom lenses. Not edited.

Location: Lake Titicaca, peru

 

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