17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pelican grooming time

Sam is a local favorite at the Gulf Shores State Pier in Gulf Shores, Alabama. He’s always ready for photos and happy to share in the catch of the day with fishermen on the pier. But he’s very picky. No picked over fish bones for this guy. He’ll only accept whole, fresh fish.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Susan Allison