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Enal lives in a stilted house in Wangi, Indonesia. His friend lives in a penned off area of the sea. Although this is a remarkable scene for us, it might not be for Enal’s people, the Bajau Laut. These Malay marine nomads have a symbiotic relationship with the ocean which photographer James Morgan explored. He wrote:

Traditional Bajau cosmology – a syncretism of animism and Islam – reveals a complex relationship with the ocean, which for them is a multifarious and living entity. There are spirits in currents and tides, in coral reefs and mangroves.

Morgan snapped this amazing shot to become The Telegraph’s 2010 Travel Photographer of the Year.

Link and Article via This Is Colossal | Photo: James Morgan

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May 7th, 2011

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Stranger to the World

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