National Geographic : 1936 Apr
Photograph by W. Robert Moore BLAZING PITCH PINE ATTRACTS THE FISH; CORMORANTS DO THE REST Medievally garbed, the master manipulates his birds by thin fiber reins. When one has made a catch, he hauls itaboard the canoe todisgorge the fish. A ring or collar around the cormorant's neck keeps it from swallowing the prey. Note the taut line at the left, indicating adiver. Among the spectators inthe boats are geisha girls who entertain the passengers before operations begin (pages 476-7 and page 480).