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Pelican Feeding by Larry Trupp

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Featured in The World As We See It, Or As You Missed It …14 April 2011

Captured on Lake Devonian southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

American White Pelican:
It is a very large and plump bird; its overall length is about 50–67 inches (130–170 cm), courtesy of the huge beak which measures 13–14.4 inches (330–370 mm) in males and 10.4–13 in (260–330 mm) in females. It has a wingspan of about 95–120 in (240–300 cm) and weighs between 11 and 20 lb (5.0 and 9.1 kg). The plumage is almost entirely bright white, except the black primary and secondary remiges, which are hardly visible except in flight.
The bill is long and flat, with a large throat sac, and in the breeding season vivid orange like the iris, the bare skin around the eye, and the feet.
Unlike the Brown Pelican (P. occidentalis), the American White Pelican does not dive for its food. Instead it catches its prey while swimming. Each bird eats more than 4 pounds of food a day[citation needed], mostly fish

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 70-300mm Zoom Lens, Aperture exp 5.6, Shutter speed 1/1000, ISO 200 Focal Length 300mm

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • Cheryl Dunning
    Cheryl Dunningover 4 years ago

    cool shot. I love pelicans

  • Thanks Cheryl
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    So very wonderful capture of him or her feeding!!

  • Hi Ciana
    Nice to met you
    I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    What a great capture Larry. Don.

  • Thanks Don
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 4 years ago

    Great capture Larry! Lovely detail :>)) Leslie

  • Thanks Leslie
    I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Well captured Larry!
    It doesn’t look like the very best place for a good feed, but I could be wrong …

  • Thanks Trish
    Much appreciated friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image Larry. Val

  • Thanks Val
    Much appreciated friend
    BTW thanks for the fave

    – Larry Trupp

  • henuly1
    henuly1over 4 years ago

    nice capture!

  • Good Morning
    I appreciate your comments
    And your visit

    – Larry Trupp

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 4 years ago

    excellent close ups, great details & colors

  • Thanks Luda
    Much appreciated friend

    – Larry Trupp

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