Brown Pelican Double-decker

Brown Pelican Double-deckerBrown Pelican Double-Decker – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1250, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light, not baited

It’s Monday and I didn’t have any idea what to post this morning so I opted to present this image of two Brown Pelicans flying double-decker style over the Gulf of Mexico. The day I created this image the light was variable because there was a storming brewing off the coast and there were tons of birds in the area due to bait fish running just off shore. The gulls, terns, waders and pelicans were having a feast. Brown Pelicans plunge dive to get their prey and these two adults were flying along looking for a place to plunge into the school of bait fish.

I like how one Brown Pelican is looking towards me and the other one seems to be looking straight ahead.

Mia

These images were taken in January of 2009

7 Comments

  1. Kathiesbirds June 19, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Great choice! I love pelicans!

  2. Patty Chadwick June 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    They look so close it’s a wonder their wings don’t interfere with each other!

  3. Elephant's Child June 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you.

  4. Jolanta June 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Beautiful image. Thank you 🙂

  5. Montanagirl June 16, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Superb capture, Mia!

  6. Lois Bryan June 16, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Amazing birds … going to the ocean and watching them glide by is one of my favorite things to do!!! Great, great capture!!!! Thanks for giving me a taste of the fun!!!

  7. Bob Bushell June 16, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Double decker, great Pelicans, love ’em.

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