13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Brown Pelican taking Flight

I had been watching Brown Pelicans as they dove for fish on Alligator Creek in Punta Gorda, Florida. In this image, the Pelican was taking flight after resting for a moment on the water. The background was shady and the sun was highlighting the bird.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Punta Gorda, Florida, United States of America
Copyright: © Teri Franzen