Pelicans in First Light - Salton Sea by Jo Nijenhuis

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Canon EOS 350D, 55mm, 1/400 sec, F/13, ISO-400
December 31/2008 Salton Sea, California, USA
The Salton Sea is a saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault. The lake occupies the lowest elevations of the Salton Sink in the Colorado Desert of Riverside and Imperial Counties in Southern California. Like Death Valley, it is located below sea level, with the current surface of the Salton Sea at 226 ft (69 m) below sea level.
The Salton Sea has been termed a “crown jewel of avian biodiversity” 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.
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Hey, my name is Jo and you are
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My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
I live & work in The Netherlands and my passion is to go for long photo shoots in nature, the beauty on Mother Earth is so very wonderful and its a great pleasure to share it with you all.
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  • Sherry Lynn Crawford
    Sherry Lynn Cr...almost 5 years ago

    I used to camp there with my parents in the 70’s! Great memories…
    I remember giant horseflies :)
    Beautiful capture! Save the Sea!

  • Thanks Sherry Lynn for the beautiful comment. Ohhh you know the place magnificent it is and I didn’t see horseflies ;-)))
    Yeahhh Save the Sea!
    XOXO, Jokus ;_)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 5 years ago

    PRACHTIG !!!!!

  • Dankjewel lieve Yooltje, het is daar prachtig!!!
    Lieve groetjes, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallacealmost 5 years ago

    A beautiful capture. What a wonderful place to view these magnificent birds.

  • Thanks Marjorie for the wonderful comment, its such a great place seeing all the pelicans, I could stay there forever;)
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 5 years ago

    That first flight into the morning sun awakens the soul.
    The last flight into the setting sun lays it to rest.
    A terrific shot!!!!, Bill

  • Thanks dear Bill for the beautiful comment, you are so right, love the early morning.
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • JohnnyDe
    JohnnyDealmost 5 years ago

    Lovely image my darling, love the composition!!! I’m glad we got up early to watch the sun rise here that morning!!! Ik hald fan dy, leafe scot!!!

  • Yes my Schatje, I’m glad too we made it to be there before sunrise, such a wonderful moment and a magnificent place.
    Liefs en Kusjes your Yoka

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image!!

  • Thanks Marvin for the beautiful comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • foppe47
    foppe47almost 5 years ago

    Geweldig prachtig uit zicht

  • Dankjewel Foppe voor je berichtje en ja het uitzicht is super!!!
    Lieve groetjes, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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