These shots were taken not long after the sun had come up. The time of day and angle gave them nice light. These Pelicans were just joining up to start the usual feeding group they prefer.
Best viewed large, he did a nice controlled touch down, with a slight bit of water skiing.
A nice touch here, the bird landing in the opening between the two groups.
Just as I thought it was over another big bird slipped in from behind.
Bear Island, South Carolina.