Mayan fisherman on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Dugout canoe on Lake AtitlanTranquil Lake Atitlan

Mayan Fisherman

Mayan Fisherman on Lake Atitlan
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

     Just another day at the office for this Mayan fisherman, plying his trade on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The boatmen use one paddle (held vertically) to propel their round-bottomed canoes, while using the other hand to pay out and retrieve their net. It takes an amazing amount of skill and balance to accomplish their task.

     On the other hand, you can't beat the wonderful view of the San Pedro volcano from the office window!!