A slightly different angle
This summer we acquired a raft in the pond in Truro. Not long thereafter, a young cormorant took up residence.
I figured I could get close enough to get some good pics, even without a super-long lens. Little did I know how close: this bird is not exactly shy. I circled the raft in a kayak, and quickly discovered that even a slight breeze is enough to make the kayak drift, which meant I had to continually adjust focus and framing. I finally got right over to the raft, reached out with one hand to hold the kayak steady, and clicked away. The cormorant clearly was not perturbed.
Yeah, I did get pictures of the other end of the bird, but check out those feet! Slightly reptilian, slightly prehistoric…