15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bitter Cold

The winter of 2016 was so cold - minus temperatures for days and weeks - that the water was freezing onto the young cormorants’ plumage, endangering their lives.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Bence Mate