Tag Archives: Ocean Shore

Brave (Foolish?) Pelican

I count at least four Dolphin this Pelican was trying to steal from.

A good guess is the Dolphin averaged about 450 pounds, and were 12 feet long. The Brown Pelican, maybe 7 pounds and 4.5 feet tall.

I will say the Pelican was careful and stayed away hoping a fish would squirt his way. They do, just not today.

Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican

Still it’s funny to watch him trot up close to the Dolphin.

Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican

This Pelican followed them a few feet out into the water too.

Brave (Foolish?) Pelican
Brave (Foolish?) Pelican

Bottlenose Dolphin and Brown Pelican.

Catching The Blue Hour

‘The blue hour arrives shortly before sunrise and after sunset, when the sun’s position just below the horizon produces those cooler tones.’

Catching The Blue Hour
Catching The Blue Hour

The goal was to position ourselves for dawn to capture the Brown Pelicans riding the wind along the shore. Early light on the Atlantic is a bonus.

Litchfield Beach, South Carolina.

Dolphin Catch, Pelican Can Just Watch

This Dolphin hunt was the closest I was to the correct angle, the entire day. You really have no idea where they will strand fish until the water swirls just before the push. Educated guess work, which was not great that day.

Dolphin Catch, Pelican Can Just Watch
Dolphin Catch, Pelican Can Just Watch

On this push I did get a Dolphin with his prize so no complaints.

Dolphin Catch, Pelican Can Just Watch
Dolphin Catch, Pelican Can Just Watch

The Pelican had worse luck than I did 🤣 .

Dolphin Catch, Pelican Can Just Watch
Dolphin Catch, Pelican Can Just Watch
Dolphin Catch, Pelican Can Just Watch
Dolphin Catch, Pelican Can Just Watch

This day I may have seen up to nine different stranding’s, and caught five on camera.

Charleston, South Carolina.