Photo Essay

Badjao: Philippines sea gypsies


For most of their history, the Bajau have been a nomadic, seafaring people, living off the sea by trading and subsistence fishing. The boat dwelling Bajau see themselves as non-aggressive people. They kept close to shore by erecting houses on stilts, and traveled using lepa-lepa, handmade boats which many lived in. Historically originating from the southern Philippine coasts.

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  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    Great story

  • Yacouba Tanou

    Yacouba Tanou gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Neat angles!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Hell YEAH! Rad! Too bad I can't vote.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (17 Nov 2010):

    a wonderful photo essay, Victor! My vote.


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (11 Jul 2012):

    Excellent! Voted!

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