One of the neatest things I observed on my recent trip to Florida was Cormorants feeding.
This pond had a deeper channel near the edge and I had an obstructed view into the water, which was quite clear. I was amazed at how fast they can swim.
And pop back up.
I watched two birds make several passes in front of me. Once there was a prize, complete with some vegetation.
I am partial to images with reflections. A small floating leaf gives away the water as this Double-crested Cormorant glides by.
Seeing a Double-crested Cormorant floating in a pond I expected to witness him fishing. I was ready for him to dive then pop up many feet away.
He had other ideas.
He did a couple of trial flaps.
Then he took to the air leaving a splish splash behind him.