12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Breeding Season

Brandt’s Cormorants display a rhythmic breeding ritual to attract their mate. They alternate between a normal position and simultaneously thrusting their head back and raising their tail.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Carmel, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D4
Copyright: © Dave DeMarco