The adult Great Cormorant played with the fish for more than ten minutes.
The fish was more than it could handle.
The bright colours help identify the fish as a Four-horned Sculpin.
The fish would not go down side ways, right side up or upside down.
Then without warning an immature Great Cormorant popped upright underneath the adult with the fish. The fish changed hands so quickly it was not until I reviewed the photos that I realized the original cormorant had lost the fish.
The young cormorant wasted no time getting the thorny fish down. Did it hurt?