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  Great Cormorant fishing

 

China

Fishermen at the Li River near Yangshuo, one on a raft, another at the side. These men use well-trained Great Cormorants to catch fish, a local trade known as cormorant fishing.

 

The birds dive into the water and hunt for fish, whilst their throats are tied with a piece of cord, preventing them from swallowing their catch, which on return is retrieved from their mouths.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1), (2), (3) and THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.

 

  Great Cormorant fishing