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The Fly River, stretches about 1.000 kilometer, is the second longest river in Papua New Guinea after the Sepik. The middle section of the River zigzagging like snakes, surrounded by swamps, lakes, and various hidden water passes. The locals normally don’t travel through the main river, but take shortcuts through the swamps and hidden passes like this one. In this photo is a swamp around the village of Obo, in Middle Fly. Unfortunately, such majestic nature and paradisaical scenery is polluted by the gold and copper mining activity at the upper part of the River, conducted by Ok Tedi company. Even though the water of the swamps is crystal clear, it’s poisonous and undrinkable.

Middle Fly, Western Province, Papua New Guinea, 2014

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