Never tire of this trick…floating in the air.
I don’t think there is any space between the tip of the Pelicans bill and the waters surface. Only the horn on the upper mandible looks to be under the surface.
When photographing diving Pelican one shot always sought after is the bird just breaking water. There is no splash at all, I’m not sure this counts LOL.
As the bird goes under a Gull moves in for a steal. When the Pelican comes up he will empty the water from his pouch. A quick Gull can take advantage of that moment by grabbing any fish in the pouch.
It’s what they do each winter.
Eventually she comes along.
Bright sun in an open marsh, and of course these guys stepped under tall thick grasses.
I liked everything about the opportunity but hard to shoot and get anything. I’m going to try a few things but I don’t hold much hope.
So, best I got !
Sitting pretty. Pair of Snowy’s.
Yellow slippers on full display.
Night comes along real quick here. It’s not particularly difficult getting around when it does hit. It’s just easier when you can see a little.
Above is a road we use to get to the furthest open water at sunset.
This is around the time to leave the large water. It’s about 4 miles (6.5 K) to reach the main road from here. No speeding, or you may break something and have to walk.
Another reason to leave slow is the critters, they are wandering around now. In the above image the fore ground has a ‘bump’ in the water. A pair of eyes watching us leave.
One of the best locations I’ve had for a posed Pelican photograph.
This is one of a few (and last) of this bird with the storm clouds behind. I sure would like to be able to special order backgrounds like this.