Monday, August 20, 2007

The eye

The American brown pelican is one of two species of pelicans in the US (The other being the American white pelican). While the white pelicans are present all over the country, including inland lakes, the brown variety is predominantly seen in the sea shores.

This particular one was photographed resting on the shore at Pier 20 in Galveston, Texas, an hour away from Houston. A huge colony of brown and white pelicans reside by the pier, along with a group of great blue herons, snowy egrets and neotropic cormorants waiting for the fishermen to throw them a bite. Photographed with my Nikon D70 with a Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 lens at 200mm.



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the clarity and details. The image looks great when seen in full size.

R said...

thanks, anonymous

Prashanth M said...

beautiful! great details!

Vinod Khare said...

Amazing shot! How did you get it to pose for you? :P