Ken Lambert Photo: Cormorant prepares for takeoff Originally published January 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm Updated January 4, 2016 at 6:11 am With the Space Needle in the background, a double-crested cormorant prepares to take flight after a wing-drying session in West Seattle on Sunday. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times) A double-crested cormorant prepares to take flight in West Seattle. Share story Ken Lambert Ken Lambert is a staff photographer for The Seattle Times. Email Newsletter Signup Custom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings. Morning Brief Breaking News View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.