American Pictures/ Bill Leimbach
Mato Grosso state, Xingú River. On this Amazon tributary an indigenous
Kayapó fisherman stands at the end of a canoe to shoot a fish with a bow
and arrow This is skill requiring not just good balance but the ability to adjust
the aim to allow for the refraction produced by the water. The bow is about two
metres long and made from tough wood requiring considerable strength to bend.