Two Socotra cormorants was actually unusual, as I mostly saw them in one large mass.

There are many of this species on the west coast of Socotra, especially around the Shuab area. A couple of times found them in a huge group fishing – that was amazing to see. No humans in sight – only a large black shape mowing around in the crystal blue ocean. Once I saw them on the beach too – equally amazing!

All the cormorant species I’ve encountered previously are solitary outside breeding season, so this is an incredibly exiting behaviour.

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s