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Cormorant fishermen of Xingping, near Yangshuo | by Richard [ Albedo Photography ]
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Cormorant fishermen of Xingping, near Yangshuo

As a traditional fishing way, it has existed nearly for 1000 years in Yangshuo.. Generally speaking, the Cormorant fishing usually operated in the evening. As well known, the fishes must be attracted by the light and get close to the light. because of this reason, the fisherman usually hang a lamp in the front of the boat, then they take the cormorants go along the river ,when the fish get close to the boat, the fisherman will drop the cormorant off the water and catch the fish. because the cormorant's throat is long and narrow ,it can't swallow the fish at once, So after it catched the fish, the fisherman will take the fish out from its throat.


Strobist Info :


YN560 + RF602 bounced off a yellow rain umbrella

Canon 16-35

Canon 5D

Lee filter, 0.9 soft ND

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Taken on September 6, 2011