Gorgeous Photos Of Nomads Who Live Nearly Their Entire Lives At Sea
UK-native James Morgan was studying photography in London when he read about a group of sea-faring Southeast Asian nomads who had survived the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami with almost no casualties.
"They understood the ocean so well that they headed for protection before the tsunami hit," Morgan told Business Insider.
An anthropologist by training, Morgan decided to document the Bajau Laut, who have begun to lose their culture in recent years, due to government programs that force them ashore and the difficult reality of fishing for a living in over-fished seas.
Morgan found a nomadic people struggling to sustain themselves by continuing to over-fish the waters and, ultimately, hurting the very habitat they call home.
He shared a selection of his photos of the Bajau Laut with us here, and you can see the rest at his website.
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