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brown pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis

Notes:

i love watching these guys dive for fish they are such good flyers. its to common to see a new fledgling go in for his first dive and accidentally break his neck. not the case for this guy, thank goodness.

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18 Comments

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

thanks you guys!

empidonax
empidonax 7 years ago

Great shot!

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 7 years ago

Breathtaking picture.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Very cool !! Congratulations Jamie !!

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Congrats Jamie! This is a great action photo well deserving of SOTD!

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

I don't know how they would decide that maybe its instinctive… this guy dove from about 30 feet.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Wonderful pictures. So sad that babies can die when learning to dive. How do they know how deep their prey is? Water depth is so deceptive from above.
Congratulations on SOTD!

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

Thanks for the SOTD guys!!!! :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Congratulations - lovely pics!!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

Great action photo...Congrats.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

What an amazing shot! Well done.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD. Great photo.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats Jamie - you've done it again!

A brown pelican makes a spectacular dive in our Spotting of the Day! Brown pelicans can dive from as high as one hundred feet - the deeper the meal the higher the dive!

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jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

its very interesting to watch them dive especially if you can "freeze time" and see exactly how they do this.

EmilieWatchesTrees
EmilieWatchesTrees 7 years ago

Beautiful shot. I always forget about how difficult it is for young animals to learn survival skills--the survivors make it look so easy and instinctive.

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

thanks I'm always on the look out to get one of these guys in a dive.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

You really caught the moment!

jamiewgoodspeed
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Ocean Ridge, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014

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