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Bleaker Island, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands/Isla Malvinas

Google Maps Location photo was taken from: http://goo.gl/cSLq6i

These King Cormorants were absolutely hilarious! Just like the penguins who steal rocks from each other, these guys steal each others twigs and brush from nests. Some even got in tug of war fights with each other. I wanted to grab a head on shot of one, with their unique and colorful color. And add in that it was sprinkling a touch, so I wanted to also capture the rain in the shot. Not wanting to lower my shutter speed too much to keep the cormorant in focus, I lowered it just enough to capture the rain and achieve perfect focus.

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