Pelican at Laguna Beach pier in Ca.

Brown pelican (pelecanus occidentalis)

It is the only dark pelican, and also the only one that plunges from the air into the water to catch its food.

254 views, 5 features and 2 challenge wins.

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  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 4 years ago

    Terrific capture!!!!

  • Thanks Anthony! I like your work, makes me want to visit the local zoo! ;)

    – Kimberly Kay Spies

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 4 years ago

  • Kimberly Kay Spies
    Kimberly Kay S...over 4 years ago

    Thank you for the feature Suzanne!

  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago


  • Thank you John!

    – Kimberly Kay Spies

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Great capture and detail Kimberly…..looks awesome !!

  • Thank you! :)

    – Kimberly Kay Spies

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2over 4 years ago

    ’Congratulations Kimberly!" Your Stunning image has been Featured in the ’Beach,River and Lake Treasures Group"

  • Thank you so much! :)

    – Kimberly Kay Spies

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 4 years ago

    this is fabulous…about how far were you from this beautiful creature??

  • +hank you Helen. We were able to get pretty close to him. He seemed to be very used to people and knew he could fly away at any time. Never took his eye off me though! LOL

    – Kimberly Kay Spies

  • Alexandra Wise-Brogna
    Alexandra Wise...over 4 years ago

    Great shot and congrats on your features!

  • Thank you Alexandra!

    – Kimberly Kay Spies

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    beautiful shot. What a great pose

  • Thank you! :)

    – Kimberly Kay Spies

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    This really is fabulous…… that beak! Superb.

  • Thank you! :)

    – Kimberly Kay Spies

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