19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Too big is to fail

I observed this cormorant trying for at least 15 minutes to swallow the carp that it had caught. It finally failed and gave up its prey, very much to the liking of a yellow-legged gull that had been circling over the scene.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Yverdon, Switzerland
Camera: DSC-RX10M4
Copyright: © Antoine Weis