Moen Lanke, seconds after freediving for clams with a tyre iron. The weight of the iron holds him down on the ocean floor allowing him to run along the reefs. In order to get around the problem of equalising (a technique used by scuba divers to balance the pressure of the inner and outer ear at depth) it is common practice amongst Bajau people to intentionally burst their ear drums at an early age. Sulawesi, Indonesia.
About James Morgan
James is a multi award-winning film director and photojournalist. His in-depth photographic features have appeared in National Geographic, The Guardian, BBC, Sunday Times and many others, while his film work spans features, documentaries, commercials and music videos with clients ranging from Sony and Adidas to Vice and Mercedes Benz. James is represented by both Panos Pictures and Getty Images in London and is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Find out more about James and his work.