On the wide expanses of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River, fishermen have learned to watch for Irrawaddy dolphins. When the mammals approach the boats, fishermen go to work, netting the fish the dolphins are also hunting. With each haul, the dolphins eat some of the catch. It can be slow going though: Photographer Michael Yamashita hunched behind this fisherman for hours. Photo © Michael Yamashita
In February, photographer Michael Yamashita traveled to Myanmar to document the Irrawaddy River for a story on the world’s great waterways for Nature Conservancy magazine. The river splits the country vertically as it runs nearly 1,400 miles north to south, from the glaciers of the Himalayas to the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean.
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