Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1st Dec 2005 - 31st Dec 2006
Everyone knows Mekong catfish and barbs can grow to enormous sizes. But until last October no one had set eyes on anything like the 12 monstrous species that descended on Nakhon Phanom in northeast Thailand. Up to eight metres in length, some were larger than the trucks they were hauled in on. Of course, on closer inspection, they were found to be false fish, with scales and fins constructed of paper, plastic and other materials.
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Editor: Peter Starr
Design and cover illustration: Phannavanh Anoulack
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