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The Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus also known as the Eastern White Pelican or White Pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes. Great White Pelicans are large birds with mass of 10 kg (22 lbs), 160 cm (63 in) long and with a 280 cm (110 inch) wingspan. The Great White Pelican is well adapted for aquatic life. The short strong legs and webbed feet propel it in water and aid the rather awkward takeoff from the water surface.
White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/750 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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- Winner of the “Pelicans” challenge of the group “The Wonders of Wings”

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  • photoloi
    photoloiover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Photoloi, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Great timing Kon, excellent

  • Thanks a lot Michael!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 4 years ago

    Congratulations, your work was featured by our guest host, Martin Smart this week in Live and Let Live!

  • Many thanks Martin, much appreciated! Thanks Monica.

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 4 years ago

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Congratulations I’m so happy to let you know that it’s great to be able to Feature such outstanding work.
    Just click the banner picture to take you to the features page.

    Your Feature: page is Well deserved and I hope you have an Amazing Weekend.
    All the best and may you get many visits, favs and comments and hopefully SALES:-)
    Regards, Don. Host of DSLR Users Group

  • Thank you very much Don, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeover 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks a lot Cheryl!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Nigel Donald
    Nigel Donaldover 4 years ago

    Nice shot

  • Thank you Nigel!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • 4artisticdesign
    4artisticdesignover 4 years ago

    very sharp ,nice work

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your features of this great image!

  • Thanks a lot Trish!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Nice timing – great catch!

  • Thanks a lot Themis!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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