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Camera Canon EOS 350D, Sigma Lens 139mm, 1/320 sec, ISO-400
Pelican Sunset at the Salton Sea, California, USA
The Salton Sea has been termed a “crown jewel of avian biodiversity” (Dr. Milt Friend, Salton Sea Science Office). Over 400 species have been documented at the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea supports 30% of the remaining population of the American White Pelican. The Salton Sea is also a major resting stop on the Pacific Flyway.

The sea’s rising salinity threatens to eliminate the habitat value for fish-eating birds, such as pelicans. Without restoration actions, the sea will also eventually fail to support the microorganisms necessary to support the many shorebirds that depend on the Salton Sea.


Pelicans Sunset at the Salton Sea, California, USA
The Salton Sea has been termed a “crown jewel of avian biodiversity” (Dr. Milt Friend, Salton Sea Science Office). Over 400 species have been documented at the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea supports 30% of the remaining population of the American White Pelican. The Salton Sea is also a major resting stop on the Pacific Flyway.
The sea’s rising salinity threatens to eliminate the habitat value for fish-eating birds, such as pelicans. Without restoration actions, the sea will also eventually fail to support the microorganisms necessary to support the many shorebirds that depend on the Salton Sea.

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Comments

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    lovely capture and the light on the water is as stunning as those amazing silhouettes…!!

  • Thanks Ding, for the beautiful comment, oh yes so wonderful to see all the pelicans at sunset, the light on the water so super!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    Hey, somewhere there is a water fowl silhouette challenge. I don’t have a clue what group either. Maybe Freedom To Shine. Well done with the image.

  • Thanks BigD for the kind comment! Yeah you are right there is a challenge and its in the group Water Fowl!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Splendid image, Joke!

  • Thanks Dear Béla for the splendid comment, so glad you like it!
    Warm Greetings, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 5 years ago

    beautiful shot Jokus! Silhouettes and reflections are so complimentary to each other. Amazing.

  • Hello Parmi, Thanks for the super comment, so very kind of you!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • ej29
    ej29over 5 years ago

    The color and the silhouette of the birds is just excellent…..Just beautiful!!!!

  • Thanks Ej for the comment and make it Fav … so glad you like it, so happy to enjoy this beautiful birds in real!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Clive
    Cliveover 5 years ago

    Spectacular capture Joke, the pelicans make a perfect silhouette

  • Thanks Clive for the super comment, pelicans are such a beautiful birds!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • laminarwind
    laminarwindover 5 years ago

    Splendid work!

  • Hello Laminarwind, Thank you so very much for the kind comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • ienemien
    ienemienover 5 years ago

    Geweldig hoe mooi je het gouden zonlicht en de golfjes gepakt hebt, de donkere pelikanen en de reflecties zijn een schitterend silhouette…kusjes ienemientje

  • Lieve Ienemientje, in werkelijkheid was het nog duizend maal mooier, het is zo moeilijk om de schoonheid van de natuur te weergeven in een klein plaatje! Het is werkelijk waar genieten om daar te zijn!
    Kusje je Zusje ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacalmost 5 years ago

    excellent composition and capture!

  • Thanks Gerry for the visit and super comment, so very kind of you!
    Wish you a happy weekend, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • xxnatbxx
    xxnatbxxover 3 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thanks Nat for the welcome in the group!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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