The Socotra cormorant is both endemic to the region and thus a vulnerable species, but also due to excessive habitat loss due to human activities.

It’s very different in behavior to other cormorant species in that it hunts in flocks! It’s a marvelous spectacle to see the moving blackness against the bright sands of the beaches, or as here against the ocean.

One day I hope to return to see them when they are nesting.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s