Cormorant Fisherman

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Photo and caption by Jacob James

The cormorant fisherman of the Li River in Xingping, Gunagxi Province, China traditionally fish by using cormorants. The birds have a small loop tied around their necks to prevent them swallowing the caught fish. Once the fisherman have caught enough fish they untie the cormorants neck and allow it to feed as well. This tradition is hundreds of years old but as China transforms into a bustling modern country this tradition is slowly fading away.

Location: Li River, Xingping, Guangxi, China

 

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