Fishermen returning with their day's catch, Ankify, Madagascar 30 Sep 2016
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Local fisherman returning to port in a pirogue in Madagascar. The pirogue is a traditional canoe-style boat that has been used by Madagascans for many hundreds of years. Although early pirogues were often made from dugouts (hollowed out tree trunks), today they are made from a range of different wood, more often then not, are flat-bottomed. Small and lightweight, pirogues are not intended for overnight travel; however, this practical design does allow for them to be easily dragged on shore and drained of excess water if necessary.
Ankify is a small town located in the district of Ambanja, in the region of Diana in northern Madagascar. The town has a large fishing community, and it remains one of the most popular livelihoods in the area.
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