Looking Inside A Pelican - Click To Enlarge

Looking Inside A Pelican (Really!)

Warning ! Odd and just a little gross.

This is the second time I have witnessed this. The first I didn’t know what I was actually seeing.

Looking Inside A Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican – Click To Enlarge

A pelican has a big neck, huge mouth, and of course will yawn and stretch. In the right position, looking right at him close, it is downright bizarre.

Looking Inside A Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican – Click To Enlarge

I was photographing this Brown Pelican while he sat quietly.

Looking Inside A Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican – Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican – Click To Enlarge

Then he stood up, threw his head back and stretched. Way up.

Looking Inside A Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican – Click To Enlarge

Next was the jaw flex / burp / yawn thing. Well, he pushed his neck out, opened his throat… and I looked inside !!

Looking Inside A Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican – Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican – Click To Enlarge

The neck pushes his throat out (above). OMG !

Looking Inside A Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Looking Inside A Pelican – Click To Enlarge

I stopped shooting around this point.

When you are a photographer every day is a new adventure.

8 thoughts on “Looking Inside A Pelican (Really!)”

    1. It proves ‘if you don’t go out you won’t get the shot’. This is what we tell each other when a swamp or marsh is something we really don’t want to do.

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