Pelican Landing

Dawn landing - 2013 © Christopher Martin

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.

5 responses

  1. Wow – an amazing and beautiful shot!

    December 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm

  2. Great!!!
    Pedro.

    December 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm

  3. gorgeous!

    December 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  4. Reblogged this on victormiguelvelasquez.

    December 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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