The Best Seven - Ashwin Kadri - winning photo
Photo Description in the words of Ashwin Kadri
"The Chinese fishing nets are shore operated lift nets, found across Kerala. It was earlier thought that the nets might have been introduced by Chinese explorer Zheng He. Recent research shows that these were introduced by Portuguese Casado settlers from Macau (China).
The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Cochin have become a very popular tourist attraction, their size and elegant construction is photogenic and the slow rhythm of their operation is quite hypnotic. In addition, catches can be purchased individually and need be taken only a short distance to a street vendor who will cook it."