Brown Pelican portrait and closeup in profile at the Santa Barbara Sterns Wharf CA, USA

Nikon D70 Nikkor 80-200 2.8 @200mm 1/320 f

As of 11/17/11 2282 views


First Place: Ready for My Close Up Challenge Sept. 2008

Featured: Pelicans Group September 2008
Featured: Shameless Self Promotion November 2011
Featured: Amazing Wildlife November 2011
Featured: Artists Universe November 2011
Featured: California Sound November 2011
Featured: Nature in its Entirety November 2011



I will donate 50% of all proceeds from the sale of this image and the ones below to the American Bird Conservancy

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  • Zigga
    Ziggaabout 7 years ago

    I love the vibrancy in this image & the eye is gorgeous!

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 7 years ago

    Perfect capture!

  • Michael Lane
    Michael Laneabout 7 years ago

    Wow! Awesome colour!

  • Tron
    Tronabout 7 years ago

    Fantastic color…awesome capture!

  • Luis Correia
    Luis Correiaabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful color and detail, well done.

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaabout 7 years ago

    really beautiful!! some many viberant colors….

  • GrayeaglePhotography
    GrayeaglePhotographyabout 7 years ago

    I like your way of doing shots that get the best of the Birds. The color in this shot shows its time to mate.

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...about 7 years ago

    love it!!

  • Madeline M  Allen
    Madeline M Allenabout 7 years ago

    WOW! Just Stunning!!!

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartabout 7 years ago

    A beautiful face in Nature’s incredible palette. Extraordinary image, Eyal.

    Thank you for adding this lovely pelican along your pledge to “Art for Conservation":

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