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.


These images were taken in January of 2009


  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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