Taken in Sebastian Florida from my Pelican collection of photographs.


white, birds, outdoors, wildlife, pelicans, avian, migratory


  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 5 years ago

    This is the best !!! Really sharp nice job. Wanted to wish you a merry x-mas as well.

  • Thanks Karen.

    – Franklin Lindsey

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 5 years ago

    Wow,,,what an awesome capture…wow!!!

  • thanks Gail

    – Franklin Lindsey

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image Frank

  • thanks Marvin, you rock also!

    – Franklin Lindsey

    KENDALL EUTEMEYover 5 years ago

    Okay, this is amazing. Tell me the truth!! Are you also flying up there with them? How else do you get such close up shots??

  • thanks Kendall. It’s helpful to have them flying low over the ocean so a 500mm lens gets in close, then cropped some and you can get nice results. Thanks again Kendall and happy xmas, new year friend.

    – Franklin Lindsey

  • Chuck Gardner
    Chuck Gardnerover 5 years ago
    Another one of your GREAT captures Franklin, you tell those pelican to be cooperative when they comeback too Oregon so I can get shot like this. LoL….HaHa!
  • Thank you Chuck, but be prepared to wait awhile to catch them in flight because they are very lazy and prefer to swim a long distance before flying, unlike the Brown Florida Pelicans….

    – Franklin Lindsey

  • Chuck Gardner
    Chuck Gardnerover 5 years ago
    I know, one morning I watched them swim all the way across Fern Ridge Lake 3 miles across or more. So the next morning I got up early to catch them sleeping but they had already left town the same day I had seen them swiming. LOL
  • down23
    down23over 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture! WOW! Very nice!

  • Janet Fikar
    Janet Fikarover 5 years ago

    A smooth glider. Nice shot. These pelicans look clean cut compared to our brown pelicans we have here in NW Florida.

  • Thanks Janet and indeed the White Pelicans are constantly grooming themselves and never dive into the water to capture fish but instead lazily drift around scooping up water sifting for easy catches. They are like people on vacation when they arrive here in the winter.

    – Franklin Lindsey

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 5 years ago

    Very nice work Frank ! Nice action Tom

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 5 years ago

    “Am I cleared for landing?” lolol … Fantastic photo Franklin!

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