I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
This cormorant was having a fun time fishing in the salt marsh this morning. I say fun because there were so many fish jumping out there he probably didn’t even have to try very hard to catch one.
Egrets, spoonbills, and anhingas were having a good time out there this morning as well!
Sempre favolosi i tuoi scatti, sono splendidi!!
Sono felice che ti piace le foto Pat!
Nothing like a fishy breakfast.
This is a *quick* breakfast too! These guys definitely practice the super fast grab and gulp routine when eating an early meal. You blink, and it’s gone.
The early bird catches the (in this case, fish)!
He had lots to pick from too Maggie, those fish were jumping all over out there!
Great shots! I love the action in the last one – is he about to swallow or is he having a victory throw!
He used the quick toss and swallow technique! These birds are quick eaters too, if I don’t grab the shot fast, the fish is gone!
Beautiful shots, I feel hungry for fish!!! lol…They have the best meal and the healthiest, he looks happy, but not the fish!!!!….
Oh I think this cormorant is very happy, but as you say, the fish, not so much.
I saw this same bird today, he is getting fat! 🙂
Amazing shots again, Phil. 🙂
Thank you Sylvia, I thought it might be nice to give the under appreciated cormorant a little screen time rather then the usual spoonies. But, the spoonbills are fun! 🙂
Great close ups … again. Amazing how you capture these. Detail on curved upper bill is very cool, as is the cormorant’s body just under the water surface. Nice snack! 🙂
These cormorants fish in almost the exact same way as the anhingas. But as you notice the cormorant has the hooked bill so they grab the fish while the anhinga spears the fish with it’s sharp pointed bill. They are both under water fishers and both need to dry off their feathers after.
I love watching Cormorants fish – this a bird we have many of around our coast line – in fact I did get a great sequence once with a 200mm lens – due to the birds trust – these as always are fabulous
The cormorants for me are harder to photograph with a fish then the anhingas. The anhingas don’t seem to travel under the water as much distance as the cormorants who I never know where they might surface. Plus they gulp down the fish very quickly while the anhingas often toss them around for a bit.
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