The marvelous, prehistoric Brown Pelican. It spends its time diving into the waters of the world, scooping up fish with its long ponderous beak. For every dive however, there must be a return to the air. These pictures explore part of the laborious process that it takes to return these long winged wonders to the air.
Over the next few days I will be providing more views into the lives of these large sea faring birds, showing both the White Pelicans and the Browns at different times of the year and in different states- feeding, flying, swimming, and resting.
In the meantime, enjoy these images.