May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

Bird Feeders

Photograph by Abderazak Tissoukai, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Abderazak Tissoukai was near Xingping in China’s Guanxi region when he captured this picture of a cormorant fisherman at sunset. “Xingping is definitely one the most beautiful places in China, with its scenic karst landscapes [and] traditional and genuine people,” he writes. Curious to learn more about the local practice of cormorant fishing—in which trained birds with snared throats capture fish they’re unable to swallow—Tissoukai took a high-speed train from Zhuhai to Xingping to shoot fishermen on the Li River. “I wanted a complete, iconic definition of cormorant fishing,” he writes.

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2 comments
Michael Angelo  Benigno
Michael Angelo Benigno

Nice shot! The birds seem to be the guards of the fisherman. 

Are there videos of actual conduct of the cormorant fishing? So interested to seem some. :)

Anyways, a great masterpiece! Kudos!

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