Don’t Try This at Home

With perfect precision, this spear fisherman leaps into the air in a spectacular display of a bizarre spear hunting  technique.

The fisherman shows off his incredible skill  on the Loyalty Islands Province in New Caledonia where the sea clan live almost entirely on fish and other sea creatures.

However, despite the odd way of catching his  food, fisherman Albert is just showing a normal way of life on the islands in the south west Pacific Ocean.

Spear fisherman Albert uses perfect precision to catch fish in this idyllic location on an island in New CaledoniaSpear fisherman Albert uses perfect  precision to catch fish in this idyllic location on an island in New Caledonia

Photographer Stephane Ducandas, 41, who also  lives on the islands, said be believes the fishing technique is  unique.

He said: ‘I have never seen this type of  fishing anywhere else. In New Caledonia, some prawn fisherman use Assegai (a spear or pole-type weapon).’

‘But jumping like this with that incredible precision was absolutely amazing and typical of Loyalty Island.’

Mr Ducandas used a camera with special underwater equipment to capture the incredible moments.

He said: ‘This is the kind of subject that most interests me photographically. It’s all about the moment – one special light, one special relationship between one person and myself.’

‘I’m most interested in photographing human stories and lives. When I meet with someone, I share his world, his job, his family and his life before I get out the camera.’

Albert shows off his spear and what he can catch on the island where people live almost entirely on fish and other sea creatures Albert shows off his spear and what he can catch on the island where people live almost entirely on fish and other sea  creatures
Local fisherman jump with precision in a way not seen anywhere else says photographer Stephane DucandasLocal fisherman jump with precision in  a way not seen anywhere else says photographer Stephane Ducandas
Albert looks down into the water, waiting for the perfect moment to pounce on his preyAlbert looks down into the water, waiting for the perfect moment to pounce on his prey
Proud catch: A local shows off a caught fish as another throws out a fishing net in the Loyalty Islands Province A local shows off a caught fish as another  throws out a fishing net in the Loyalty Islands Province
A local using a sea shell in the shallows on the island in the south west of the Pacific Ocean A local using a sea shell in the shallows on the island in the south west of the Pacific Ocean
A local boy relaxes in the sun by the crystal clear waters where fisherman catch food for their sea clan A local boy relaxes in the sun by the crystal clear waters where fisherman catch food for their sea clan
Seaside stroll: A local woman walks along the amazing coastlineA local woman walks along the amazing coastline

Attribution: Alex Ward

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5 Responses to Don’t Try This at Home

  1. justinrian says:

    These shots are AMAZING!

  2. Ajay Kaul says:

    Amazing shots! The sea looks very pristine!

  3. samk7 says:

    that 5th photo is awesome! Love the shots! Keep up the great work, very inspiring 🙂

  4. kphmph says:

    Indonesia (Sulawesi) have like this panorama..

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