Fishing with cormorants,the cormorant fisherman series

The dying art of fishing with cormorants.

As a photographer i captured the cormorants fisherman on numerous occasions during guided trips for photographers that wanted to capture fishing with cormorants at the li river.On the other side we also lived in Xingping village for 8 years during this period i captured this series fishing with cormorants,the cormorant fisherman.Due to overfishing and tourism nowadays the cormorant fisherman became more of a photo model combined with fisherman as they can still show you the different aspects of fishing with cormorants.The cormorant fisherman still catch small quantities of fishing for feeding the cormorant birds.They make a better wage/life by posing for photographers / tourists from around the world that comes to Xinping town to capture the art of fishing with cormorants.Surrounded by karst mountains and the li river to create the perfect spot to capture the cormorant fisherman at sunrise or sunset.

fishing with cormorants

 cormorant fisherman

fishing with cormorants

fishing with cormorants

cormorant fisherman 

fishing with cormorants

 fishing with cormorants

cormorant fisherman

 

fishing with cormorants

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