Cormorant Alley

Last February I attended a photo workshop in South Carolina. I flew into Savannah, Georgia the evening before, and was hoping to find a nature preserve or the like on my way up to Beufort, South Carolina to get some shooting in before dark. The girl at the car rental counter said there was the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge just north of town, so I hopped in the rental car and headed out.

If you look on Google Maps for this location, you see that the road bisecting the refuge is labeled “Alligator Alley.” Unfortunately, I didn’t see any gators, but I did see plenty of  Double-Breasted Cormorants.

Here are a few shots I got that evening.

Cormorants in Tree
Cormorants in Tree, Nikkor 80-400mm VR @ 200mm, ISO 400, 1/200 sec. @ f/6.3, Nikon D700
Cormorant Landing
Cormorant Landing, Nikkor 80-400mm VR @ 400mm, ISO 1600, 1/800 sec. @ f/6.3, Nikon D700
Cormorant in Tree
Cormorant in Tree, Nikkor 80-400mm @ 400mm, ISO 1600, 1/320 sec. @ f/6.3

I will be posting more stories and photos from the workshop trip soon, so stay tuned…

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One Response to “Cormorant Alley”

  1. Marly

    Maybe it was fortunate you didn’t see any alligators? That way you could get these great shots!


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