Photo of the Day: 2 September 2010

Photo: Chris McLennan, National Geographic PHOTO OF THE DAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2010 Cormorant Fisherman, China A fisherman on the Li River ne...


PHOTO OF THE DAY
2 SEPTEMBER 2010


Cormorant Fisherman, China

A fisherman on the Li River near Xingping, Guilin Province, China, uses cormorants to help him. The fish are attracted to the light from the lamp, and the cormorants, which have rings around their necks to prevent them from swallowing the larger fish, catch the fish and bring them to the raft. Once the fisherman has enough to feed his family the rings are removed and the birds are fed.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I have seen the documentary about this. It's an amazing place there and the birds are one of a kind :) thanks for showing this pic <3

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  2. Hi Nabz!

    My family and I have seen these birds before when we were in China (can't remember which province though). This photo brought back some memories of our trip.

    And you're welcome :D

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  3. Oh yes! The light and the fisherman's clothes give a wonderful contrast.

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