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A man named Samnieng traverses Khone Falls in Laos holding a basket trap for catching fish.

Barefoot fishers use bamboo ladders to reach the middle of the falls to jam the trap between rocks to hold it in place.

"It takes a lot of skill, and it's very scary," said photographer Kritsanavarin.

"There have been tourists who have fallen into these waters and died."

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—Photograph by Suthep Kritsanavarin
 
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