A bird that everyone loves, a Pelican. The Brown Pelicans are the ones we have the most of. They nest on sand bars and unfortunately around here the bars change on a yearly basis. Each new storm rearranges the shape of the coast.
This photograph is of an adult in water almost shallow enough for him to stand.
The other day while out we bumped into a few photographer friends who also needed to get moving. Weather has been steadily getting colder and us of the southern climes tend to hide a little now. Freah air was needed.
It turned into a small 6 person tour of the wood/swamp. Not a single one of us trying to be quiet.
This owl didn’t seem to care.
I think he was hoping we would walk by and leave him in peace, and we almost did since only one of us was paying any attention.
With the exception of the first image the owl was watching the ‘traveling circus’ with the big cameras. Of which I was not one at this time.
Half asleep he was paying attention to the others, I had just fell behind and moved a bit into the woods.
The Owl watched us all but was bored and could hardly keep his eyes open.
We all took a gazillion photographs, most all useless I guess since the light was gone quickly.
However, the Owl fell asleep and we moved on since this really wasn’t about photography at all. It was a chance meeting of friends, photographers, and lots of laughs.
Some days out there it’s like all the locals turn out at the same time. This was one of them. He was much too large to be a female, hence the title here.
Nobody really knows how many Alligator are around the Lowcountry, but I have heard over 110,000. Not sure where the number came from, it stuck in my head as a lot, but considering the marsh sizes and what we see that may be low.