This female pelican was brought up by the boat owner we toured with on the Kalgan River, Albany, Western Australia. He found the young pelican trapped in fishing line, rescued it and let it go, but it continues to seek him out and follows him on his river boat trips. It will allow him to hand feed it fish and has learned to follow some commands. She has been named ‘Percy’.

Camera: Nikon D5000
F Stop: f/1
ISO: 200
Focal Length: mm: 32
Exposure time: 1sec

Retired many years from nursing. I live in beautiful Buderim, Queensland.
I use a Nikon D5000.
I like to capture natural settings, anything else that catches my attention.
I also delve into digital art and mixed media – all self taught.

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  • autumnwind
    autumnwind10 months ago

    OMG That is an amazing story! What a fabulous capture and beautiful looking Pelican!!! Incredible image here, wow this deserves like ten features!!!! Just fabulous!!! : ))) xoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Thank you so much. It is a beautiful story. I’ll be posting a few more pics of this beautiful bird.

    – Margaret Stevens

  • Tracie Louise
    Tracie Louise10 months ago

    That’s so cool. I’m kinda jealous.

  • Many thanks Tracie, it was a very special moment!

    – Margaret Stevens

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Peters10 months ago

    Wonderful work..

  • Thank you very much for the feature Lori! It is appreciated.

    – Margaret Stevens

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder10 months ago


    See features and leave a comment Here

  • Heather King
    Heather King10 months ago

    well I guess they are friendly ♥ or at least this one is:) I love this to pieces Margaret

  • Many thanks Heather!

    – Margaret Stevens

  • tori yule
    tori yule10 months ago

    Please consider adding this to Nautical

  • Thanks Tori, I’ll do that.

    – Margaret Stevens

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teague10 months ago

    A very important pelican by the sounds of it Margaret. I’ve been to Emu Point a few times and got a few pelican shots, but not one quite this close. He’s a beauty.

  • Thank you Elaine! He is a ‘she’ actually, and didn’t mind us getting close to her at all.

    – Margaret Stevens

  • tori yule
    tori yule10 months ago

    Congratulations! Your work is beautiful!
    View your feature in our amazing gallery here
    April 2014

  • Thanks so much for the feature and the lovely comment Tori!

    – Margaret Stevens

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richard10 months ago

    Margaret, this couldn’t be more detailed and clear….congrats !!!

  • Thank you very much for the great comment Nancy!

    – Margaret Stevens

  • Keala
    Keala4 months ago

    This is outstanding!

  • Thank you so much Keala!

    – Margaret Stevens

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