March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015

Mixed Roots

Photograph by Felipe Jacome

The mangroves of the Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Reserve in northwestern Ecuador are the tallest in the world. The area is home to many Afro-Ecuadorian communities who rely on gathering black cockles that can be found in the mud of the mangroves and sold as a culinary delicacy. Picking shells is a tremendously arduous task, as concheros have to crouch down for hours in knee-deep mud.

See more images from Felipe Jacome’s photo essay, “Lord of the Mangroves,” on Proof.

7 comments
Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

Reminds me of the tangle migration of humans, we may have started from the same place but we now all one race.

K. Gupta
K. Gupta

This is soo enchanting :D

JUN FRANDI
JUN FRANDI

come to indonesia and you will shot a lot of  an amazing forest pictures.

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