21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great White Pelicans Soar into Sky in Straight-Line Formation

I visited Djoudj Bird National Park very early in the morning as the Great White Pelicans were on their way to gather morsels of food for their black baby chicks. Suddenly, a stream of white pelicans soared one by one in straight-line formation up into the sky. A beautiful sight!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: 1.5 hour drive from St. Louis, Senegal
Camera: DMC-FZ70
Copyright: © Marilyn Adelman