Got Fish?

September 23, 2020

Monterey, California

Got feesh...? Lemme see... No feesh!

In pursuit of a fishy snack, a Brandt's cormorant (Urile penicillatus) pierces through the water only to arrive face to face with a camera. Finding its finned prey already scattered, it instead investigates the dome with a flurry of beak taps before darting up to the surface for a breath of air.

Being poked and prodded by a bird topped off an already breathtaking dive. Submerged in a sea of kelp, jellies, fish, cormorants, seals, sunshine, and blue water - the ocean so perfect in every single drop, captured so imperfectly in every single shot. And yet the imperfect just made it all the more perfect.

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