My favourite set of photos from China are these ones I took in Guilin just after we finished cruising the Li River. Alongside the banks, we met a traditional Chinese fisherman.

For thousands of years, these fishermen have used trained cormorants to fish the rivers and lakes of China. The process is simple: The fisherman first ties a snare near the base of the bird’s throat, which effectively prevents them from swallowing larger fish, although they can still swallow some smaller fish. When a cormorant catches a fish, the fisherman then brings the bird back to the boat and has it spit the fish up onto the bamboo deck.