This cormorant was fishing and came up with more than he could handle. He juggled this sheepshead around trying to find a way to eat it when another cormorant decided it looked pretty good and attacked him causing him to let the fish go and it was gone. “Catch and Release” in action!

Image taken in the wildlife refuge on Sanibel island, Florida.

Canon 7D
Lens: 300mm with 2x extender

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  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    And again your talent to click on the right moment
    sings victory Lizzie
    The shot is really spot sharpness ..action scene and colors
    Can only give you one FAV .. but written in caoitals

  • Thank you so much Johnny..Being in the right place at the right time is everything!

    – noffi

  • Kerri Gallagher
    Kerri Gallagherabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot very well done i am jealous.

  • Thank you so much Kerrie…Sometimes being in the right place is everything.

    – noffi

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowabout 4 years ago

    A GREAT CAPTURE, LIZ!!!!!!! “catch and release”… Great timing!!!!!

  • THanks much Brenda…Timing was really not the issue. i kept this bird in my view finder as i watched him/her fish and was right there when he/she surfaced with that huge fish. Just luck!!

    – noffi

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 4 years ago

    WOW Liz!!!!!!!!! This is SO great!! ;-))

  • Thanks Steph. Luck is everything!

    – noffi

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    The cormorant may have lost his catch, but you sure didn’t! Fantastic shot!

  • You are so right Dot. i almost titled it Catch Squared…My image catch and the bird’s fish catch!

    – noffi

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture and a Fave for sure. Superb!

  • Thank you so much for the fav and the lovely comment. I was plain lucky!

    – noffi

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersabout 4 years ago

    Very nicely done, it came out a winner, congratulations :)

  • Thank you Shannon…It is always luck when you are there to catch the moment. Wish it would happen more than it does!!

    – noffi

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago

    this is one outstanding image


  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent shot, Liz! …loved the “fish story”, too!

  • THanks so much Gene. As you can tell i have not been very active lately. I am going to try to remedy that. Just have a lot going right now…mainly with photography!

    – noffi

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 4 years ago

    Stunning shot, beautiful light and wonderful timing and details!!

  • Thank you so much Shaun for the super comments. So nice of you…

    – noffi

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