19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Three Brown Pelican Newborns in Nest

Nesting Baby Brown Pelicans. This is a story of survival and restoration. After the Deepwater Horizon spill destroyed their nesting place, money was spent to restore Queen Bess Island--a rookery for Brown Pelicans and eight other species. Once the restoration was completed, the birds returned and the nesting spot was once again revived.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Grand Isle, Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Rick Erbach