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There are seven species of pelicans in the world, all of which are similar in shape and, with one exception, are primarily white in colour. Males are larger than females. The most characteristic feature of pelicans is the elongated bill with its massive throat pouch. The Australian Pelican’s bill is 40 cm – 50 cm long and is larger in males than females. Pelicans have large wings and a wingspan of 2.3 m – 2.5 m.
Pelicans have an extremely light skeleton, weighing less than 10% of their total body weight.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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pelican, pelecanus conspicillatus, australian, waterbird, estuary, sunset

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    An incredible capture- what a brilliant pose!

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 3 years ago

    Amazing capture!!!! Wonderful image…… great color tones!!!!!
    Brenda

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  • Lee Hiller
    Lee Hillerover 3 years ago

    WOW!

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  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous, simply beautiful..laura

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    WOW & WOW! Love this!

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Fabulous!!!!!

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  • GoWabbit
    GoWabbitover 3 years ago

    Amazing image

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  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super capture and Congratulations on your feature!….Tony

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