A traditional mode of fishing in China involves the use of cormorants to catch fish. Fishermen on bamboo rafts use strong lights suspended over the water to attract the fish. The cormorants, which are tethered with rings round the base of their necks, catch the fish and then disgorge them for the fishermen (When their work is done the rings are removed so they can eat. These shows are regular features of the high season, or they can be arranged, along with riverboats for an evening's entertainment afloat. The boats are flat, narrow rafts consisting of five or six large, round bamboo trunks tied together and upturned at the stern. The fisherman stands on the raft, using a pole to propel the boat. His cormorants perch on his outstretched arms, diving on his command. One good cormorant can feed an entire family.
Critiques | Translate
Yordanov (9) 2011-06-09 10:23
like it :)
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2011-06-09 11:17
This photo of yours is so informative, the scene and the ambiance is just wonderful. Great capture!
All the best,
smarcell (19963) 2011-10-15 1:03
A classic view, very well taken.
I like the blurred effect on the man and the bird's wings. They look somehow similar
PS. This is an example of how beautiful (very beautiful in this case) pictures can be almost ignored on TE, it the author does not spread around enough "wow, fantastic shot !" to other people. It is a shame, and the worst aspect of TE, in my opinion.