This is the last photo of the Kerala series. The man who harvests coconuts at my parents' house. I don't think I have seen a more agile human being ever! He climbed up 5 coconut trees and brought down around 50 coconuts in under 35 minutes. All that he needed for his job was a couple of choir harnesses (one he used around his feet and the other as a grip in his hands to climb and descend from the tree) and a machete to bring the ripe coconuts down. A simple no nonsense approach, but a skill that is fast disappearing from the land. His fees - just 2 Dollars and a coconut. Here he is seen picking the coconuts that fell on the street.
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