Double-crested Cormorant Takeoff

By | January 15, 2020

I photographed this Double-crested Cormorant at Robert S. Kerr Reservoir (Kerr Dam) near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. This is my go-to place for photographing birds in the winter.

The Double-crested Cormorant are constantly taking off and landing so I am able to get lots of action photos.

Double-crested Cormorant Takeoff
Double-crested Cormorant Takeoff

How I Got The Shot – Double-crested Cormorant Takeoff

I park on the south side of the Dam in the parking area just at sunrise. I climb down into the large rocks near the edge of the river with my tripod and camera. I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens. Most of the time I will pick a spot and wait for the birds to come by. This area is great because the sunrise is behind me.

The action is always fast and furious.

Here is a photo of an American White Pelican I photographed in this same area: American White Pelican With Minnow

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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