American White Pelican and a cloudy sky

American White Pelican and a cloudy skyAmerican White Pelican and a cloudy sky

I came across this American White Pelican image in my archives last week and wondered why I hadn’t edited it or published it on my blog. Then I chuckled at myself because I am well aware that I have literally thousands of images like this one that I have taken but haven’t processed, there just isn’t enough time in the day to process all of the images I take.

I photographed this American White Pelican in June of 2011 in one of my favorite locations, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. It was a somewhat cloudy day with bits of blue sky showing through the clouds and I believe I was on the west side of the auto tour route when the pelican flew by.

If you ever get to Utah be sure to try to spend a morning or even a full day at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge because there is always something great going on there!


I’m probably still wandering around looking for birds or other amazing things to photograph, feel free to share this post!


  1. Utahbooklover July 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Very good image of a marvelous bird I always enjoy seeing. Yes, another trip around the loop on my Vespa is overdue.

  2. Elephant's Child July 2, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Love it. And pelicans more generally. And, since going to Antarctica, I call them by their correct names. For some reason I always called them albatrosses. Knowing it was wrong as soon as it came out of my mouth. A recurrent mental block.
    And yes, I too hope you are having a WONDERFUL trip.

  3. Patty Chadwick July 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    A beautiful, graceful image…like subtle hints of blue sky and puffy clouds…hope trip is going well.

  4. Samantha Biobabbler July 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Oh, lovely. I adore those huge, grand birds. I love watching flocks of them circling in the sky.

    Great job getting all those whites and other lights all exposed nicely. You must be a highly trained professional. =)

  5. Jolanta July 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Beautiful photo!

  6. Jane Chesebrough July 2, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I would love to get there,and Antelope Island as well.

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