the king fisherman by AaronChoiPhoto

a lone cormorant fisherman on the li river in guagxi china relaxing by the river with the lantern on to lure in the fishes at night. Taken in xingping, china.

For Prints:
Fine Arts America
For more:
aaron90311@gmail.com
FB Page
Website
Google Plus
Instagram

via 500px http://ift.tt/1LUmaYD

Fly with me by roaldgoossen

Cormorant fisherman casting the net on the Li River in Guangxi, China. I was actually a little afraid of the rain, because my camera is not waterproof. You can clearly see the raindrops in the foreground, so I was almost soaked after this shot, but thankfully my camera is still working. So what is the history behind this photo: With just a bird, a gas lamp and a net, each morning, fisherman in China keep a special, thousand year old tradition alive.
Sailing peacefully across a river, the men fish without the aid of a rod with this unusual method, which was first practiced in 960 AD.
The men, pictured in southern China, release a cormorant bird, which then dives into the water and retrieves a carp, returning it to the fisherman’s reed raft. Thanks for viewing!

via 500px http://ift.tt/1PU2kCW