King Cormorants (Pebble Island)

1st November 2015. Pebble Island, Falkland Islands.

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A colony of King Cormorants, the Falklands Island subspecies of Imperial Cormorant, or alternatively there may be many separate species.  This is probably Sturgees Point, at the south west of Pebble Island.
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This is their breeding plumage.  They are not always quite as spectacular.
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A dolphin gull over the colony.
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Dolphin Gull, Falkland Islands, Giant Petrel, Imperial Cormorant, King Cormorant, Landscape, Nature, Pebble Island, Photography, seascape, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

… and landed inside, probably on the lookout for an unattended egg.
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Dolphin Gull, Falkland Islands, Giant Petrel, Imperial Cormorant, King Cormorant, Landscape, Nature, Pebble Island, Photography, seascape, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Dolphin Gull, Falkland Islands, Giant Petrel, Imperial Cormorant, King Cormorant, Landscape, Nature, Pebble Island, Photography, seascape, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

On the nest.
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Coming in to land.
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Dolphin Gull, Falkland Islands, Giant Petrel, Imperial Cormorant, King Cormorant, Landscape, Nature, Pebble Island, Photography, seascape, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Dolphin Gull, Falkland Islands, Giant Petrel, Imperial Cormorant, King Cormorant, Landscape, Nature, Pebble Island, Photography, seascape, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife .
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Dolphin Gull, Falkland Islands, Giant Petrel, Imperial Cormorant, King Cormorant, Landscape, Nature, Pebble Island, Photography, seascape, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife

Bringing in the nesting materials….
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9 comments on “King Cormorants (Pebble Island)

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful birds and wonderful captures, Murray. Happy New Year!

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  2. Nice work Murray – love the last one.

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  3. Those are some incredible flight shots! (The other thing that seems to be incredible is that in the last couple months you seem to be posting no when just before I’m on WP to see your posts in my feed. I’m not ignoring you.)

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Yes wonderful birds and more of them to come. Lucky I encountered them in their mating plumage. I’ve switched from posting in the early morning Australian time to main late afternoon. That may have something to do with it.

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