Didn't See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)

Didn’t See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)

I shot over 150 images, for around 10 minutes, and at the end photographed things a little different than I had seen them. Confusing yes. I tracked a single Pelican catching and fighting huge catfish. But later I discovered it was maybe several Pelicans with several catfish.

They pretty much all look the same when swirling around and splashing.

Didn't See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)
Didn’t See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)

It started when a group of White Pelicans swam right by me. One was struggling to eat something.

Didn't See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)
Didn’t See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)

Suddenly the whole crew dived down grabbing fish, or trying to.

Didn't See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)
Didn’t See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)

One had a winner ! Experience told him to leave the others quickly if he wanted to keep the prize. Experience told the others to follow him.

Didn't See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)
Didn’t See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)

The Pelicans were all circling around, pushing, but the lucky fisherman held tight. I was getting decent views of his catch. Bull Catfish.

Didn't See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)
Didn’t See What I Saw, Pelicans (1)

Finally the others went back to fishing leaving him alone… to deal with this thing he had in his mouth. I can tell you the Pelicans pouch was dancing !! Not a happy fish.

Note; the full series of photographs will be published in three articles. Even cutting down to a minimum of photos was too many for a single post.

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