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Down the hatch!
... after a very brief struggle the enormous mullet disappeared down the cormorant's throat -- altering the shape of the whole bird.

It couldn't raise its body out of the water afterwards... just swam around with its distended neck above water.

Pass the Rennie!
Estuarine lagoon
Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
Date taken
Scientific name
Phalacrocorax carbo
Equipment used
Nikon D90 and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Thanks Brian -- I missed the killer shot of him upending the fish and swallowing it -- I figured I had longer before he could manoeuvre the fish into position and took my eye off him to check the previous shots... by the time I got the camera back up and in focus there was only the tail left.

A great behavioural shot! That must have been quite a sight to watch.
Brilliant timing and capture with an amazing story. One of those things if you hadn't seen it with your own eyes you would not believe it. TFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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