20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cormorants and a pelican share a rocky roost

My wife and I visited Margo Dodd Park in Pismo Beach and were surprised at the number of roosting birds on the rocks just off the mainland. Brown pelicans dominated most of the rocks, but on this one, cormorants and a pelican shared the roosting space.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Pismo Beach, California, United States of America
Camera: X-T30 II
Copyright: © James Fleming