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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Startled Pelicans

Controlled Chaos. Every March, Pelicans from South America migrate to Florida where there feed on fish in the many ponds and lakes. This group was chased off by a Blue Heron but only went about 6 feet until they landed and restarted their coordinated fishing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Parrish, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Copyright: © Walter Wolf