21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The pelican, the painter, and the people at Malibu beach

I came upon this scene abruptly running on the beach and had to stop and get a picture. Brown pelicans do not usually get close to humans. This scene of the beachgoers, the artist, and the pelican at Malibu Beach was unique and luckily it was captured in a photograph.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Malibu, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Mark Mehrali