Cormorants are marvelous swimmers. They are also marvelous fishermen. I had a chance to watch them in action recently on a small lake just outside of Denver. They disappear under water for several minutes at a time to swim around and gulp down fish, eels and even occasionally water snakes. You never know when and where they will pop back up into view again. This makes them a challenge to photograph.
(Below) The fellow on the left has had a good day of fishing. He tells his chums about the one that got away while giving a gesture with his wings… “And it was THIS BIG!”
(Below) Not to be out-done, the chap on the right chimes in. “My catch today was even bigger!”
The poor fellow in the middle looks back and forth not knowing who to believe…
Finally he leaves his two pals to their tall tales and swims off to find his own whopper. The next story about “the one that got away” will be told by HIM!