19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pelicans take flight on Lower Wisconsin River sandbar

During a week long canoe trip down the lower Wisconsin River in southwestern Wisconsin, a group of pelicans on a sandbar took flight as we rounded the inside bend of the river. This was the only group of pelicans spotted on our 100 mile journey and a first time viewing pelicans in Wisconsin for most members of our group.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Portage, Wisconsin, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Nicholas Benn