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28/03/2009

Water Dwelling, Tonle Sap, Cambodia


This photo was taken on the Tonlé Sap, Cambodia, and was selected Photoburst Photo of The Day on March 17th 2009.
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Tonlé Sap is a large body of water (Cambodian meaning "Large Fresh Water River" but more commonly translated as "Great Lake"), it is a combined lake and river system of huge importance to Cambodia. It is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is an ecological hot spot The Tonlé Sap is one of the most productive inland fisheries in the world, supporting over 3 million people and providing over 75% of Cambodia's annual inland fish catch and 60% of Cambodians' protein intake. As this is a unique ecological phenomenon, in 1997, it was successfully nominated Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Here is the color version below, not sure the one you prefer.

1 comment:

roentarre said...

There is so much story in this particular image

I wonder what that little girl is thinking and what her life may be like if she was born in another location