Fishing with Cormorants.

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It is partnership between man and cormorant which has lasted over a millennia.
A fisherman needs to catch enough fish to sell and feed himself and his family.
Sometimes that means that he needs an assistant.
The Ark in Space takes a look at the fascinating relationship between the cormorant and the fishermen of China’s inland rivers.
Image Credit: Photograph by Pathos Photos
Source: Fishing with Cormorants ~ Kuriositas

Abandoned Gouqi Island.

gouqi-island-abandoned-village-6[9]Gouqi Island belongs to a group of nearly 400 islands known as Shengsi Islands, and form a part of the Zhoushan Archipelago, located outside of Hangzhou Bay.
It is the largest archipelago of China.
Traditionally Zhoushan had relied heavily on its primary industry, which is fishing, given Zhoushan is the largest fishery in China.
Nowadays with the development of the secondary and tertiary industries, Zhoushan’s economic base has been largely diversified.
Ship building and repairing, shipping, light industry, tourism and service industry grow to be the major contributors of local economic output.
Consequently, many fishing villages have today become abandoned.
Some of the best preserved villages are located in Gouqi Island.
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The Shengsi Islands are a popular tourist destination and is still an important fishery area that attracts more than 100,000 fishermen every winter.
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Read on via An Abandoned Fishing Village on Gouqi Island, China | Amusing Planet.

The Amazing Colors of Gansu Zhangye Geopark.

Gansu Zhangye National Geopark, in Zhangye, China.
The colourful rocks of this region are as the result of layers of deposits of sandstone and other minerals in the area that have occurred over 24 million years.
Image Credit: Photograph by Tang Dehong/Xinhua/Barcroft Images.
Source: The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian