4.01.2009

Mr. Pelican


Unique among the world's seven species of pelicans, the Brown Pelican is found along the ocean shores and not on inland lakes. It is the only dark pelican, and also the only one that plunges from the air into the water to catch its food.

12 comments:

Barb said...

cute pic,he looks to be enjoying the sun....Barb

Anonymous said...

and it fits into the theme day of yellow with his bright head

frenchie4moi said...

I always forget to participate in the theme days.

Lois said...

He is just beautiful! Nice shot.

Jilly said...

What a fabulous photograph of a fabulous bird. I remember loving pelicans when i lived in Queensland. This one is a beauty.

Virginia said...

Grat shot. How close were you? I would think you zoomed in order to not scare them off. Wonderful shot.

Jacob said...

Aw, jeez, that's just gorgeous. I have taken 22 tons of brown pelican shots but nothing as nice as this!

Super shot!

bryan said...

Very nice photography here. And thanks for your recent visit to my site!

Marie-Noyale said...

The background waves are absolutely gorgeous and make this beautiful bird stand out!

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastic picture!
Kind Regards
Léia

Norma Gafford said...

Great pelican picture. We have them here in Corpus Christi, too, and we love them.

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

I remember how stunning these birds looked in groups (flocks?) of 5 or 6 riding the air currents along (and barely a few yards above) the shores. Kind of prehistorically majestic.