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Mudman

By jasonrwl
Many thanks for your support on the sunrise picture on the backwaters and especially to those who gave their awards.

This is one of the "mudmen" working on Lake Vembanad. They dive to collect the mud which is then used to build up the flood defences at the side of the backwaters. The poles they carry are used to effectively "anchor" the boat while they dive.

Thanks for looking
Jason

Tags: Diving Boat Man India Mud Kerala Landscape and travel Lake vembanad

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Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2020 11:14AM
The water lilies make such a contrast to the dark mud and the poor men who have to do this job.
Well observed and interesting too.
KateGrin

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viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2020 11:35AM
A hard way to earn a living. Well photographed and interesting.

Phil.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
12 Apr 2020 2:20PM
What a way to have to make a living...
A fine contrast to the delicate flowers around him.
12 Apr 2020 3:59PM
An excellent a most interesting set, Jason.
As others have said, a hard way to make living!

RichardSmile
A hard way to make a living but nevertheless he managed a lovely smile for you Jason.
Carol

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