16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pelicans Return after 100 years

Spotting a large sea bird from a bluff over looking the waters of Green Bay, Wisconsin, I was confused. Having sailed Lake Michigan for decades, I had never seen a pelican. Yet, here was an American White Pelican. They have returned after one hundred years absence and are breeding in Door County, Wisconsin.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Sister Bay, Wisconsin, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © W James Dielen