Chinese cormorant fisherman with his birds

Last night, a Chinese fisherman, on the Li River (漓江) in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southeastern China, takes care of his cormorant birds, which he uses to fish. He ties a string around their throats, which prevents the birds from swallowing the larger fish they catch. It also serves as a leash so that the fisherman can easily retrieve the bird from the water, reeling the bird back so that the bird can spit its fish into a basket located on the fisherman's bamboo raft.

Below you won't see any fishing (for that, check my earlier post); it is the fisherman taking care of his birds after a nighttime hunt, and the birds wandering around the banks of the Li River.