I set out early this morning (3.8.2019) to capture a Double-crested Cormorant for a blog post I am working on. The Cormorant had caught a rather large Rockfish. All the images of the Cormorant attempting to eat the Rockfish were at 650mm and way out in the Guemes Channel. I wanted a good close up picture that was not from a mile away.
I was going to photograph this Double-crested Cormorant if it came in closer to shore, but it got snatched up. This Eagle that was flying around overhead and decided it was time to share a meal with its mate. It had located the Cormorant and was hovering above it at about twenty-five feet. With a fast descent, it grabbed it and was off with the catch.
The Eagle was having a hard time gaining any elevation with the Cormorant in its talons. It took a low-level turn and headed back to the shoreline.
From where it was captured, in the Guemes Channel near Cooks Cove, the Eagle skipped the Cormorant across the water all th…