Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Diving Pelicans

California Brown Pelican diving for fish. I've been trying to get a clear shot of one of these awesome diving pelicans for some time now. Taking a snapshot of a plummeting bird at extreme range with a telephoto lens is not the easiest thing in the world! This is one of the clearer shots thus far. You can see that they tuck those huge wings, normally used for gliding, way back to reduce drag. They tuck in the tail and cock their head in an odd angle that reminds me of the song, "the Egyptian." All in fun.

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