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NevenPisacic September 04, 2016
Who hasn`t tried to take a picture like this has no idea how hard it is to get something like this. Superb. :) Congrats. :)
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mortenross September 04, 2016
Many thanks for your kind words Neven! It is definitely not something you snap first time you try :-)
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FMarlatt September 04, 2016
Amazing shot!!
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mortenross September 04, 2016
Thank you
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jemmabrowning September 05, 2016
Wow ! :)
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Mish55 September 18, 2016
Outstanding!
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Blue-Maddness October 09, 2016
Fantastic Shot!
 
toddgerlach January 17, 2017
Seems like it took patience, and perfect timing. Great shot!
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tmlakshmi December 10, 2017
Wow!!! amazing capture
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Alfredo_Jose Apr 12
Incredible capture!

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)

A knife and fork anyone? We can use utensils to make perfect bits out of a larger piece of food, like this fish. The ravenous cormorant is able to catch vary large fish compared to its size, but will sometimes have a hard time swallowing it, as is the case here. This catfish has sharp fins, and is wide and short, compared to long slender fishes – like eels.

During this “what do I do” phase, the cormorant is open to attacks by food thieves and must assess whether or not it’s safest out in the open, or inside thickets and water hyacinths. Neither place is really safe over time, but if lucky it will be able to gobble up in time before anyone notices it’s vulnerable. If not so, it must let go of the catch in time to either dive or fly away.

It chose to hide in the dense population of hyacinths and plants, so I don’t know whether or not it managed to swallow it – my bet is it succeeded.

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Won Contest Finalist in Above Or Below Photo ContestFebruary, 2017
Won Contest Finalist in The Food Chain Photo ContestDecember, 2016

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