Cormorant colony 1
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In this picture I’m trying to show how close the two colonies, the cormorant and the human one (Toronto) are. As I mention in my “Intro”, I am interested in “how nature fights a desperate battle for survival” in the places not long time ago were part of its kingdom, and this picture illustrates this idea well.
This is just a part of the huge Cormorant and Seagull colony in front of downtown Toronto on Lake Ontario. The picture is done in Tommy Thompson Park - Toronto a man made 5 Km long peninsula.
The Double-crested Cormorant is the most numerous and widespread North American cormorant. It's also the only one that occurs in large numbers inland as well as on the coast. Growing in numbers throughout its range, this cormorant is increasingly being blamed for declines in sport fisheries and for devastating fish farms. (from "All About Birds")
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- [2007-07-04 17:54]
this photo brings back memories of many bike rides I took when I lived in Toronto back in the 80's.I have been down the Leslie Street Spit numerous times and have seen this very view.Even though the area is man made,until 1859 this land when totally natural did actually connect to the Toronto Islands,a hurricane in that year washed away most of the natural land bridge.The photo is a good shot of the area but it may not be what people want to see here on TN because of the Toronto skyline,I hope it stays.All that is needed is a crop cutting off the office towers and all will be fine.The bird colonies are considered valuable and are recognized as such by the city of Toronto see the wikipedia article on Tommy Thompson Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Street_Spit.Tfs Bob
- [2007-07-04 21:04]
I think what it matters is conservation and this is a perfect example, lovely picture, great POV, and composition.. Nature is beautiful...Well Done
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- [2007-07-04 22:05]
Hi Mario, I think this is excellent, and does belong here. This is a natural area next to Toronto that I for one didn't know existed, and now I'm glad to learn it does. Your shot is showing a natural spot for birds to accumulate in the wild. In that respect the composition is awesome. The CN Tower though not normally seen on TN, sure belongs this time.
Superbe composition entre la ville et la nature.
- [2007-07-06 2:18]
Hi Mario, what a marvellous and interesting shot. It is wonderful to see the tower and city where you come from. The lake looks lovely and so unusual to see comorants flying around the tower. In fact it is amazing how wildlife adapts to our habitats. This has a great pov with great light and colour throughout. I think you should sell it to Toronto tourist board as a poster of postcards. Great inspirational work.