Like in all of those submarine war movies from yesteryear, this here cormorant was just cruising along, minding its own business, occasionally raising the old periscope, I mean neck, just to see what was going on, when from out of nowhere the depth charging commenced. At least that’s how it seemed to me, because I’m the one that sent it to the bottom. My bread and butter camera has a 65X zoom on it, so this bird wasn’t all that close, but with that super zoom comes a range finder to match and I think that getting flashed with the range finder’s light is what sent this bird to the bottom. Because, what with all its generous zoom, the camera is still a point-and-shoot and suffers the usual time lag between pressing the shutter button and the actual shutter release. Hence, this action shot, instead of the intended serenely sailing water fowl photo.