• The cormorant fishermen of south China use cormorant birds and lanterns to fish. They work at night and use the lanterns to attract fish to their boats. Once the fish get close to the boats the Cormorant birds dive in the water and catch the fish. A string is tied around the birds neck so they can't sallow it. They bring the fish back to the fishermen who then remove it from the birds neck.

Cormorant Fishermen at Dusk ~ Guilin ~ China ~ Photography ~ Nikon ~Landscape

Prev Next


The last four days of shooting in China have been EPIC!! In an area that doesn't see a ton of sun this time of year, I just got four days of excellent shooting conditions. Including several great sunset/sunrise shoots. I was also lucky enough to have the chance to shoot a couple very old Fishermen that use Cormorant birds and lanterns to catch fish......This really is one of the most amazing places on earth.

Hand held at 1/50 sec and F8 ISO 200 with off camera flash held by an asst. on my left with warming gel. The flash was triggered using the on camera flash (dialed way down).


Waymond_Lee, Heiko.J, and 1493 other people added this photo to their favorites.

View 20 more comments

  1. Pixelkids 23 months ago | reply

    phantastic work !

  2. pdxsafariguy 22 months ago | reply

    that is epic, no question about it!

  3. myfuturetrips 20 months ago | reply

    Your photo has been featured in an article with a link back to your current page.

    Article Title: Interesting Facts about China

    Thanks and have a nice day,


  4. Gypsy Cowboy 18 months ago | reply

    This seems like out of a faery tale.

  5. MoGoutz 15 months ago | reply

    very nice shot

  6. Toky, Lily and George moments 14 months ago | reply

    what a stunning picture...love it!!

  7. PeterThoeny 13 months ago | reply

    Stunning scene, superbly captured!

  8. iwillbehomesoon 9 months ago | reply

    Interesting photo and superb processing. Good job!

  9. williamsgrady14 4 months ago | reply

    Big thanks to you for sharing such great information.best fishing line

  10. thehappymango 3 months ago | reply

    Absolutely stunning!

  11. CD_MT 5 weeks ago | reply

    Very nice!

  12. Bruce Baileys Photography 33 hours ago | reply

    You captured such an extraordinary moment. Thanks for sharing!!! Beautiful.

keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts