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Rare happy family

Rare happy family
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Copyright: Peter Trutmann (condorito) (62)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-210mm f1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-26 16:14
Viewed: 4422
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On a trip to the ballistas Islands of the Paracas world heritage site I caught this nest of rare red legged cormorants on the side of a rock-face above the water. They are such spectacular birds. Their populations plummeted when in the 1920s the Peruvian government sold out its guano (natural highly prize fertilizer) to foreign companies who literally stripped the islands and most of its birds. The red legged cormorants were especially badly affected. Indiscriminent fishing later further reduced populations. Only recently have bird populations recovered somewhat. Guano is harvested now more sustainably every seven years.

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To jojo1984: Mercicondorito 1 11-27 05:54
To manyee: Thanks and Sizecondorito 1 11-27 05:52
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salut Peter,
jolie famille que tu as photographié!
a bientot

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-26 22:39]
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Hi Peter,
A warm welcome to TN.
Your picture is the second one from today showing us animals I have never even heard of before.
They are spectacular alright!
The colors on them are just fabulous.
Good pose and good composition.
Just wish they were bigger so we can take a better look.
TFS. : )

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-02 3:49]

interesting species

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