Fishing over the frozen lake - 26.Feb.2011

Cildir Lake, Ardahan / Turkey


Cildir lake is at the north east of Turkey close to Georgia border. After a difficult journey over the icy road of 80 km we reached the frozen lake and met with the fishermen waiting for us. We walked carefully about 300 metres with fishermen over the frozen lake. It scares you to think that a depth of 40 meters beneath the lake. Because the ice is only 40 centimetres thick. My young asistant carried my photographic material to the working area with his cradle. When we reach to the correct point fishermen opened a hole in the ice and began to pull fishing nets. After fishing we returned to a warm restaurant with the fishes for the dinner.




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