Photo of the Day

February 21, 2018

Stilt Fishing

In Maharuppe, Sri Lanka, fishermen sit on stilts to catch fish before sunrise. The practice of fishing on stilts came about after World War II, when fish were scarce and decent fishing spots were overcrowded. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Matt Porteous, National Geographic Your Shot

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