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These were caught on the Bega River South of Sydney in NSW

The Australian Pelican is found all around Australia and is the biggest of the 8 species of Pelicans found worldwide. Pelicans as a whole are big birds with a very large wingspan, large beaks and are very well known One of the reason such a big bird can fly is that its skeleton is very light (10% of their weight). Australian Pelicans are white in colour with black wingtips and black markings on their tail. Behind their head and part way down their neck there is a “streak” of gray Their bill and very large bill pouch are pink and is the longest beak/bill of any, of all the types of Pelicans in the world , whilst their legs and feet are blue-gray in colour. They are so buoyant they cannot sink under water, though unlike most water birds they do not have a lot of water proof oil on their feathers etc so they can get wet and cold .

1/640 @ f1 ISO100 FujiS5Pro Nikon 70-200 @ 145 mm


wildlife, australia

Played with photography since early High School. Since moving to the Yukon in 1997 I have become much more involved and am now comfortable in Photoshop although there is always more to learn. The Yukon is a great canvas and would recommend it for most everyone’s Bucket List

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

    Sept 10 – 1 Image per 24 hrs

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

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  • Phil Campus
    Phil Campusalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot!!

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Remember that all featured works of the group are eligible to enter our monthly challenge. Please be so kind to view and comment on your fellow featured artists works here: Very late Features… 2012/12/11

  • Many thanks for the vote of approval. Will get into the group this evening

    – Yukondick

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago


    many congrats on been in the top five

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 1 year ago

    A great capture !
    Bega is 147k (90miles) south of where we live :)

  • We crossed the bridge and noticed these guys plus some fishermen in the pond so pulled a u-turn and went back. Loved our month in Aus. although all we saw was the coastline of about 40% from Kalbarri to Sydney + a lot of Tas.

    – Yukondick

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