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Brandt's cormorant feeds on small fish from the surface to sea floor, by pursuit diving using its feet for propulsion ; they have been observed foraging at depths of over 36.5 m. It is a marine bird of extraordinary skills.
 Species : Brandt's cormorant -- Phalacrocorax penicillatus Conservation status (IUCN) : Least concern Location : Los Islotes rockeries, Espiritu Santo archipelago, Sea of Cortez, east coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. The area was declared part of a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1995

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Image size: 7952x5304 pixels (26.5"x17.7" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2019-11-03

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"Honor Award" in the MontPhoto’s 2022 International Nature Photography Contest .


America / North America / Mexico (Country)

Enumeration / Group / School fish

Enumeration / Nobody

Animal / Wild animal / Chordate / Vertebrate / Sauropsid / Bird / Sea bird / Cormorant / Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sp) / Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)

Winning picture


Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / UNESCO's World Heritage

Best of

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / Biosphere reserve

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Species / Diet pattern / Piscivore

Light effect / Backlighting

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Shot / Low angle shot

Behavior / Fish (to)

Motion / Locomotion / Swim


Enumeration / Alone

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Prey

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

World sea and ocean / Pacific Ocean / North Pacific Ocean / Sea of Cortez / Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California / Espíritu Santo island

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Gnathostomata / Euteleostomi / Sarcopterygii / Rhipidistia / Tetrapodomorpha / Tetrapoda / Sauropsida / Aves / Pelecaniformes / Phalacrocoracidae / Phalacrocorax

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