20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic

Spending the winter photographing brown pelicans was simply delightful! I had never seen them before I moved to North Carolina and find them to be goofy and adorable. In this photo, there was a light drizzle and this bird was wet. He started preening his feathers and I realized just how cute he was! His grey feathers were two-toned and yellow feathers were vivid.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Lisa Beckmann