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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pelicans migrating south

Pelican migrate from Europe to Africa during autumn. Large flocks of birds are on route above Israel, using the thermals rising from the ground to gain and maintain altitude. The younger pelicans have darker appearance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Israel
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Irit Abramovich