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Cruising Alaska, July 2007 - Sitka

Pelagic cormorants are among the birds which nest on the shelves provided by the basalt cliffs. Although the black birds themselves are difficult to spot, the "white-washing" below the nests certainly isn't.

This photograph is © 2007 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Pelagic cormorants nesting on St. Lazaria Island, Alaska