17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Shades of Pelicans

A misty morning of the Sea of Cortez provided the perfect moody canvas. Covered by the fog, a flock of pelicans rested in the stillness waiting for the sky to open and their epic dive fishing to begin. I approached with caution as to not disturb the serenity and to capture the layers that reveal the depth of this crew of pelicans.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Mulege , Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Nacho Pelaez