A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
FEBRUARY 2008: Cormorant
Pampulha Lake in Belo Horizonte attracts many day trippers and tourists who enjoy the natural beauty, the scenic beauty, or make a leisurely walk or bike ride. Especially on weekends many townspeople arrive at the lake for their leisure activities. And indeed, there is much to see and enjoy about this little piece of nature in the metropolis. Even though the lake suffers pollution because of wastewater and sewage, which are discharged into it, the lake is a favorite spot for many fish-eating birds. Likewise for the black cormorant, which reside at the lake in large numbers. It is not uncommon to see them hunting for fish, when they disappear completely under water for a few seconds. In the picture the feet of the cormorant seem to be missing, or might be fused with the twig protruding above the water.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016