Watch out! by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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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 at 400 mm, 1/200 sec at f/ 8, ISO 200
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  • Alison M
    Alison Malmost 4 years ago

    Awesome shot! :))

  • Thank you very much Ali!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • wildfiremare
    wildfiremarealmost 4 years ago

  • With pleasure!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Maria1606
    Maria1606almost 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks a lot Maria!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbiealmost 4 years ago

    Look out below – he’s ready for dinner and time to eat – brilliant capture.

  • Thank you very much AuntieBarbie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture great work

  • Thanks a lot Russell!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenalmost 4 years ago

    Superb shot….Great DOF and lighting…

  • Thank you very much John!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoalmost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Marriet
    Marrietalmost 4 years ago

    I get the feeling this may not be a graceful landing!
    Good shot.

  • Thanks a lot Marriet!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Lisa Williams
    Lisa Williamsalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot! As Marriot said, it doesn’t look like a smooth landing!

  • Thank you very much Lisa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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