THE WORLD'S ONLY FLOATING NATIONAL PARK

The Meitei community views Loktak Lake in Manipur, India, as their 'mother' – a provider of life for all. Naturally formed masses of floating vegetation called phumdis are crucial to sustaining the Meitei's traditional way of life. I traveled to Manipur in April 2017 and published this photo essay on BBC Travel a year later. Click on the image to learn more about Loktak and the Meitei.