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Reed Cormorant, Okavango Delta, Botswana

A Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus),  also known as the long-tailed cormorant,  perches over a waterway,  Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Very little needs to be explained here,  the shot is almost straight out of the camera.  A slight crop,  very slight adjustments to contrast and colour saturation,  copyright reminder,  sharpening and conversion to jpeg for Internet display,  done.   Total processing time 2 to 3 minutes at most.

Reed Cormorant

Suggested further reading:   Birdlife International

*** update 25.11.14.   When first published, I believe I misidentified this species as the Little Cormorant,  now corrected!  Further Botswana images are now online.   ~KD. ***