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Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo


This great cormorant was observed fishing. It spent up to 30 seconds under water and only came up for a few seconds in between, when these pics were taken; its body remained partially submerged. Seen in flight on the last shot.


The shores of a large central European lake.


There are only few of these birds left in Switzerland in winter. Most migrate south towards France and Spain.

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Elsa 11 years ago

Very nice

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thank you Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Nice series!

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thanks you António and Argy! We have a breeding population of these birds, but they migrate south in the winter. On the other hand, we get winter migrants from further north. Who knows where this one was off to!

great series Daniele,i love those blue eyes,my portuguese mission have a Great Cormorant as mission photo,congrats and thanks for sharing

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Super set of shots... the last one, above a cloud and against those mountains is just showing off :-)

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thanks Emilie!

EmilieChich 11 years ago

Beautiful pic, Daniele!

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thanks Maria and namitha!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Nice series, Daniele!

namitha 11 years ago

Cool spotting.

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Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Dec 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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