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Carpes Koï dans le jardin japonais
Sous le pont couvert de type japonais
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In the japanese garden of the bamboo grove of Anduze in southern France.


The common carp is widely believed to have originated from the Caspian Sea with natural habitat surrounding the North, Baltic, Mediterranean, Black, Azov, Caspian and Aral Sea basins. The common carp, as a food fish with the ability to survive and adapt to many different climates and waterways, was bartered and spread to many different areas, including North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Wild populations of the common carp now exist in those four continents and South America.

Natural color mutations of these carp would have occurred across all populations. However, earliest records of carp with distinct colors have been found in Japan. Depictions of carp or 'koi' with different color variations have been found on 18th century Japanese drawings and paintings. The ornamental cultivation of carp originated in the Niigata region of Japan during the Japanese Edo Period.

Mots clés: fish, water
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Image sizes: 3456*2304px, 1759kb
Origin: Originally a digital image, with postprocessing
Date/Time: 20070613-152543
Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Iso: 100
Speed: 1/160s
Aperture: F7.1
Focal length: 85.0mm
Aperture: 136mm
Destination coordinates;WGS84 LONG 3.97679328918°, LAT 44.0706904571°
Author: Alexandra Medwedeff
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