This week: Cormoran fisherman and his bird, Li River, Yangshuo, China
I thought I’ll take a break from HDR photos today and go back to a travel photographÂ taken last summer while I was on the Li River in Guilin, China. The Li River is home to one of the most unusual styles of fishing in the world. The local fishermen catch cormorans and train them to fish on the river while their long necks are tied with a piece of string. This way the birds can’t swallow the fish and after catchingÂ a fewÂ they are picked up from the water and made to spit out the fish onto the boat. This kind of fishing only goes on at night and is not very easy to photograph. The man in the photograph was kind enough to stop for a while and let me take some pictures of him and his bird.