6th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
In the early morning, fishermen are cleaning their nets just outsight de town of Dali (China) on Erhai lake.

Ensing and the Chinese fishermen he shot that day did not share a common tongue, but that didn't matter. The language of photography proved universal. "I asked the fishermen if it was OK to take some shots. (In other words, I held up my camera and showed them my most friendly grin.) For more than a half-hour, I made my pictures."

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2008
Date Uploaded: 11.2008
Photo Location: China
Camera: NIKON D700
Copyright: © Johan Ensing
Grand Prize Winner