Sunday, July 12, 2009

Come with me to a Cormorant Nesting Colony

These Brandt’s Cormorants are in a breading colony on Monterey Bay.

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©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

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15 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photos, truly wonderful!

Wilma said...

Had no idea there were birds with blue eyes. And unlike humans and other mammals, it seem the babies have dark eyes that turn blue with age. Is that true? Great shots!

NatureStop said...

Great shots!Here we have seen only the Greater Cormorant with green eyes:)

BPOTW said...

Those are simply amazing shots! I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love that blue throat.:)

Kim said...

Fantastic photos Steve. I love how you were able to bring out every find detail in this beautiful bird.

Eve said...

The compostion and exposure are wonderful Steve! Do I hear Dinosaur anyone?!

Jenny said...

What an amazing landscape of guano covered mounds! Fabulous photos of the Cormorants Steve. Those babies are not the prettiest things in the world are they! (-:

forestal said...

great photos as usual, thanks for sharing Steve

dan

A New England Life said...

These are so beautiful! Ugly babies though. lol! Love that last shot! Such an attentive parent.

The Early Birder said...

Stunning blue eyes & blue throat. Thanks for showing me another 'new' species Steve.

Kerri said...

These are fabulous Steve! I am enchanted with that BLUE!

Patricia Downey said...

Beautiful, beautiful shots! I do wildlife photography in Southwest Florida and enjoy other photographers' sites.

Rob Ripma said...

Amazing series of shots! That must have been an amazing place to be!

Roy said...

These are brilliant images Steve. That electric blue throat really stands out.

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