Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

December 29, 2012

The Catch

Filed under: Birds,Black and White,Mangere — paul @ 7:25 am
Little Black Shags

Little Black Shags

Little Black Shags (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) often appear in flocks of from two to maybe 100 birds. When they are fishing in small groups, they often dive in a synchronized way. The two birds in the picture were in a group of about eight, and on a particular dive the front one emerged with a catch, causing a hot pursuit by the remaining lot.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.


  1. WOW…great shot!

    Comment by Steve — December 30, 2012 @ 3:41 am

  2. Great B&W photo!
    Happy New Year to you!

    Comment by HansHB — December 30, 2012 @ 5:13 am

  3. Wishing you a blessed New Year!

    Comment by RobertN — December 30, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

  4. What a wonderful catch (pardon the pun!)

    Happy New Year!

    Comment by Dragonstar — January 2, 2013 @ 7:55 am

  5. Belíssimo instante de captura! Belo voo e caça, um abraço!

    Mirante da imagem

    Comment by Bia Hain — January 2, 2013 @ 10:47 am

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