SZ5375 : Woody bay cormorant

taken 4 years ago, near to St Lawrence, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Woody bay  cormorant
Woody bay cormorant
This cormorant on the rocks of Woody bay is adopting the Crucifixion pose, it did this for a long time after it had just done a few dives for food. Some believe this is to dry it's wings where as others believe the stretched out wings pose aids digestion and regulating body heat after a cold snack.
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SZ5375, 2 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5330 7597 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:34.8626N 1:14.9129W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5329 7599
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Cormorants  Wing Drying  Crucifixion  Woody Bay 

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