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Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant

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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

Great Cormorant

The great cormorant can be found widespread in Europe, Asia, Oceania and eastern North America.
This bird breeds mainly on coasts but also increasingly inland.

Many fishermen see in the great cormorant a competitor for fish. That’s why it was nearly hunted to extinction in the past !

Thanks to conservation efforts its numbers increased again, but this brings the cormorant nowadays into conflict with fisheries once more……..

Dutch name : Aalscholver
German name : Kormoran
Latin name : Phalacrocorax carbo

Comments 39

  • Charly Charity 26/05/2016 14:18

    Eine fantatische Aufnahme!*****
    liebe Grüße Dagmar
  • Diana V. P. 03/04/2016 20:29

    ... und lässt sich die Sonne auf's Gefieder scheinen. Ein Genießer. Eine TOP-Aufnahme!!
    Liebe Grüße
  • NaturPur22 29/03/2016 20:47

    Tolles Foto in allen Belangen! LG Angelika
  • Inez Correia Marques 29/03/2016 9:17

    I am glad they survived.. they are beautiful , good photo .
  • JURAFR 20/03/2016 18:40

    Trés belle lumiére sur cette oiseau !!!!!!!!! jolie prise
  • Bernard.Backpacker 20/03/2016 14:39

    beautiful image well captured
    gr, bernard
  • Mirjam Burer 20/03/2016 12:55

    very difficult to capture a cormorant but well succeeded and great warm light...(I always say this I believe? :-) )
    one of your specialisms...compliment Mark
  • Gerlinde Gottschalk 20/03/2016 9:24

    In seiner gewohnten Seenlandschaft sitzt der große, schwarze Kerl hier sehr fotogen in der Sonne und wartet nur bis du ihn fotografierst ;-)
    Ganz toll.
  • irminsul 19/03/2016 23:22

    Durch die natürliche Umgebung ein klasse Aufnahme
    denn Freistellung war hier nicht gefragt,,,,:-))))
    LG Jörg
  • Brigitte Hoffmann 19/03/2016 23:16

    Das sind die Räuber, die alle Fischer hassen, denn sie schnappen ihnen die Fische weg! Klasse Foto, Mark!
    Salut Brigitte
  • Claudio Micheli 19/03/2016 15:51

    Veramente bella!
    Buon week end!
  • de ceulaer 19/03/2016 14:22

    WONDERFUL shot and composition under a great light !
  • Anita Jarzombek 19/03/2016 11:04

    Ich mag ihn sehr:-))))Er hat wunderschöne Augen!!!!
    Viele Grüße Anita
  • s. sabine krause 19/03/2016 10:25

    i do admire their synanthropic tendencies! in places that have water they seem to be omnipresent these days… even in giant harbor towns like mine. whenever i ride the train across the river they are there, presenting their wings to the warmth of the sun, signalling him: "i dry therefore i'm sate!"; ) – – nice, how in your shot he matches the subtle colors of his surroundings perfectly! greetings, sabine.
  • Mohr Wilfried 19/03/2016 10:01

    Ganz hervorragend erwischt.
    Gruß Wilfried