The balck cormorant wingspan, an impressive sight


Cormorants are a family of aquatic birds that feed on fish, eels, and even crabs. Most cormorant's feathers are dark, especially those of cormorants that live in the northern hemisphere. Their wingspan is impressive and they have long beaks that curve at the end. Their feet are comprised of four webbed fingers built for swimming, and they have highly developed diving skills.

The most common cormorant in china is the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), also called the black shag. The cormorant is such a successful fisher because, unlike other birds, they have no oil glands under their feathers. Thus, their feathers are water-penetrable, and water bubbles can't accumulate therein - a trait which helps them dive and swim fast.


The image is printed canvas in three sizes, Available Sizes: 60X90 cm, 80X120 cm, 130X180 cm.

This photo was taken in a high iso and therefore it has a painting effect.

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