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Life and Death

This is a canal between a lake (L’Albufera, València) and the Mediterranean Sea. A splashing sound, and when I looked, at the first moment I thought absurdly on a dog playing with a stick… until noticed that it was a shag shaking violently a fish. Then, as I got ready my camera, the shag submerged its head and the fish into the water, likely relocating better the prey. And then energed again.

shag with fish
L’Albufera, València

The fish looked dead now, still. But the shag would have a hard work to swallow it.

shag with fish

shag swallowing fish

It seems that the secret is to stretch the neck so much as possible, and swallow slowly.

shag swallowing fish

shag swallowing fish

shag swallowing fish

And done, in almost a minute since the first photo. A good day for a shag, very bad one for a fish.

shag swallowing fish

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