Cormorants are one of the most widespread residents of all wild birds found in India. They are categorized as “Least Concern” in the conservation status. These black beauties are commonly seen around lakes, and it is interesting to watch them flap and spread their wings to dry them. While there are many species of Cormorants in India, we have been successful in photographing the Little Black Cormorant and the Great Cormorant.

In Southern India, Kabini national park, Ranganthittu bird sanctuary & Bhadra national park are the best locations to photograph these birds at close quarters. Here is a selection of images of this black beauty.