16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hoard of pelicans waiting for the fishing boats

Brown pelicans live in large colonies around the fishing port of Ilo, Peru. While Ilo is normally cloudy, on this day the sun was shining, and the beautiful colors of the pelicans popped in the sunlight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Ilo, Peru
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © Kathleen Huggins