Night Fishing on Lake Victoria

by Ian Maclellan

First off a few people wanted to see a picture of me in Kenya, so here it is:

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This series of pictures follows a boat of net fishermen from 8pm or so at night till dawn, then the Usenge Beach area during the fish trading, when all the boats return. The night shots are extremely difficult because it’s pitch black and they don’t use lights… I can’t use radio triggered flashes in the middle of the night, because that’s just mean and they have a wicked hard job, so I just sort of relied on the random headlamps being used and the moon before it set. Since I was out with the fishermen all night I still haven’t slept, so can’t really stay up to write more tonight. Some other time I will be able to expand on the issues with depleted fisheries and ownership disputes with Uganda… Now I get to go to sleep.

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the lights off in the distance are the lantern trap fishermen

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