Speeding Cormorant

This is a photograph of a cormorant speeding over the ocean, viewed from above. Taken in pre-dawn light, the slow shutter speed of the camera allowed the details of the bird and water to smear across the image.

Double-crested cormorants in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California

Double-crested cormorants in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion.
Image ID: 20460
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA