The Pelican Brief(ly)

The Pelican Brief

EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM, Focal length: 180mm, 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO 125


This pelican came on board while we were drifting in Gulf of Mexico. I took a couple of shots through the glass window, before I approached her in the open. I was expecting her to fly off on seeing me approach, however she eyed me warily and held her ground.

At sea we get to see a variety of birds. But I have never met as patient a model, as this particular pelican.