“They understood the ocean so well that they headed for protection before the tsunami hit,” Morgan told Business Insider.
An anthropologist by training, Morgan decided to document the Bajau Laut, who have begun to lose their culture in recent years because of government programs that force them ashore and the difficult reality of fishing for a living in overfished seas.
Morgan found a nomadic people struggling to sustain themselves by continuing to overfish the waters and, ultimately, hurting the very habitat they call home.
In 2014, Morgan shared a selection of his photos of the Bajau Laut with us. You can see the rest at his website.