Uros and their totora (reed) boats

There is no CGI here.

These boats are real and they are ship-sized, made of a type of reed called

totora plant.

i took this photo at Isla Del Sol, one of the many islands on the highest navigable lake in the world –  Lake Titicaca (3,812m)- near the borders of Peru and Bolivia.

The designs are based on smaller boats made by the UROS, a group of people who lived on 42 self-fashioned floating man-made islands  — before the INCAS (AD 1200) came and conquered them.

According to >wikipedia< some 3,000 descendants of the UROS people are alive today.

Fascinating link to the UROS people’s culture >here<

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