The colors in the sky at dawn have been fantastic during our visit to Los Cabos this week. The wildlife has been even more enjoyable. Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) have been a favourite bird of mine to photograph since I first saw them here in Cabo san Lucas a couple of years ago. On the prairies, we have White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) that will hang out on larger ponds for the summer but for some reason they don’t cast the same spell on me that their multi-coloured cousins do. I had a great encounter with a pair of pelicans a couple of mornings ago. This image was of the first one maneuvering in to land on a half-submerged rock pile just before sunrise. The other pelican joined a little while later. Probably once I get home, I’ll have more to share from these two.
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This entry was posted on December 5, 2013 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Birds, Sunrise, Wildlife and was tagged with animal, bird, brown pelican, Cabo San Lucas, flight, flying, Los Cabos, Mexico, nature, Pelecanus occidentalis, sunrise, wildlife photography.