Introducing leggings. You’ll never run out of inspiration.

Pelicans are highly mobile, searching out suitable areas of water and an adequate supply of food. Pelicans are not capable of sustained flapping flight, but can remain in the air for 24 hours, covering hundreds of kilometres. They are excellent soarers and can use thermals to rise to considerable altitudes. Flight at 1,000m is common, and heights of 3 000 m have been recorded. By moving from one thermal to the next, pelicans can travel long distances with a minimum of effort, reaching air speeds of up to 56 km/hour.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    favourite bird!! nice work!!

  • Many thanks Jenny!

    – byronbackyard

  • Nora Caswell
    Nora Caswellover 4 years ago

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    wow wat a great shot

  • Thanks so much Bobby, they’re such extraordinary birds!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Spadecaller
    Spadecallerover 4 years ago

    Well captured. “A precarious condition” is an great title and so well applies to so much wildlife these days…

  • Many thanks …. this is very true about our wildlife!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    They get the best view in the house don’t they. I think it’s so they can carry out their fishing inspector duties. LOL. A terrific shot Deb.

  • Many thanks, yep there was two of them looking like sentinels and surveying the river!

    – byronbackyard

  • Lyrebird
    Lyrebirdover 4 years ago

    i think i have falled in love with this photo, i wouldnt want to park under that lightpost though

  • Lol … thanks so much, yep good point, luckily it’s right near the river so you can’t park there!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    November 13, 2010

  • Many thanks Teresa, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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