19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gliding the Coast

This was our families first time to take the Dauphin Island ferry from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island, Alabama. It was the most beautiful sunny day and the temperature was perfect at 70 degrees. This exquisite pelican was flying right with the ferry, gliding and coasting. He was graceful and peaceful and just so interesting to watch. We were all in awe. I took several shots and this one is incredible. I captured the moment for everyone to enjoy.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Dauphin Island, Al, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Thomas Knox