Ballestas Islands, PERU: Red-Legged Cormorants displaying public affection

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by yair gazitt

The photograph depicts Bird's paradise, Ballestas Islands, Peru. This is part of the national reserve of Paracas and was designated a sanctuary for numerous sea lions and numerous, year-around bird species including Humboldt Penguins , Peruvian Boobies, Brown pelicans, Band-tail gulls; Flightless cormorants and Guanay Cormorants. The photo depicts a couple of Red-Legged Cormorants "displaying affection". picture was taken on October, 2011 with a Nikon D5000 camera equipped with a 55-200 zoom lenses. Not edited.

Location: Ballestas Islands, Peru

 

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