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301 VIEWS at 15 Aug 2013

Capture of two Australian Pied Cormorants sitting on break water rocks at the marina of Nelson Bay.

These cormorants looked a bit like Bonnie and Clyde with one looking out for the other. Not just two birds.

he Australian Pied Cormorant ( /ˌpaɪd ˈkɔrmərənt/ pyd kor-mər-ənt), Phalacrocorax varius, also known as the Pied Cormorant or Pied Shag, is a medium-sized member of the cormorant family. It is found around the coasts of Australasia. In New Zealand it is usually known either as the Pied Shag or by its Māori name of Karuhiruhi. Older sources may refer to it as the “Yellow-faced Cormorant”.

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Nikon D600
Nikkor 70-300mm VR
Focal length 200mm
f8, 1/1000, ISO 360


pied cormorant, cormorant, pied shag, phalarocorax varius, yellow faced cormorant, karuhiruhi, nelson bay, bird, water bird, shore bird

I am a passionate Amateur nature and wildlife photographer and like to dabble in all forms of photography. I find each photographic discipline presents its own challenges and rewards when you get it right. I also am a volunteer photographer for the RSPCA in NSW. I am a Nikon man and have just migrated to full frame however there are a number of spots left for additional lenses.

My equipment includes
Nikon D600 and D90
Nikkor 300mm
Nikkor 70-300mmVR
Nikkor 24-85mm VR
Tokina 11-16mm

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Steve Randall

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture Steve!

  • Many thanks Roy and for the fave. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thanks Ann.

    – Steve Randall

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image !!!

  • Many thanks Thomas and for the fave. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 1 year ago

    Splendid nature shot Steve.

  • Many thanks Mark and for the fave. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyover 1 year ago

    Well Done

  • Thanks very much Mike. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 1 year ago

  • Thanks very much Kim for the wonderful honour of a feature. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Tracie Louise
    Tracie Louiseover 1 year ago

    I just love this. These guys are so adorable.

  • Thanks very much Tracielouise. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 1 year ago

    very nice shot Steve. your cormorants and much more colorful that the cormorants in our area

  • Many thanks Dave. I noticed from one of your images that your cormorants are predominantly black with orange beaks. Always interesting to see variations of the same species. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 1 year ago

  • Thanks Cynthia.

    – Steve Randall

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