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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pelican wingspan

Despite not seeming so while having its wings folded into its body, the Galápagos brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis urinator) can reach 2 m in wingspan while hovering above the sea looking for fishes. A great view for ecotourists.

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galápagos, Ecuador
Copyright: © Matheus Hobold Sovernigo