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Timeless by michaelanderson Timeless by michaelanderson
When I first saw a photograph of the karst peaks of Guilin, China thirty years ago, I couldn't believe a landscape like this really existed. The area remained at the top of my 'life list' of places to see since then. When I finally found the opportunity to visit, I wandered alone on the riverbanks and met a cormorant fisherman who showed me his traditional methods. They fish at night and the lantern attracts fish toward the raft so the cormorant can dive in and catch them. The fishermen tie a loose string around the cormorant's neck so they can't swallow it completely, and the men pull out the fish and store them in a basket. This method of fishing has existed for over a thousand years here. I decided to call the image 'Timeless' in honor of the men and their tradition. It is still possible to find the 'old China' if you know where to look.
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The suggester said: "This deviant is the real deal among travel photographers and his pictures are technically superb, exquisitely composed and often - as in Timeless by *michaelanderson - come with truly fascinating descriptions!"
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littlepleasureslife Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautifulll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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fantom125 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
This is absolutely wonderful!-)
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SpectralDove Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is so beautiful :)
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Uzi-Muzi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing photograph. Beautiful colours. And i also love that story about the fisherman and the traditional fishing technique.
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katsabrat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful:)
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killythirsk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! here!! and Here!!
have a nice day! :orange:
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Blastinheads Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing.
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wildaengus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Amazing photo, almost surreal
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outlire Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photo shot! The scenery is beautiful. Thank you for providing information about the traditional fishing!
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ljenda Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!
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