20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
White Pelicans Preening During Morning Fog At Fort DeSoto Park

White pelicans were preening during the early morning fog at Fort DeSoto County Park in Florida. The white pelicans are migratory and are here from late October to March timeframe. In winter, the marine layers roll in and out over Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, much like San Francisco's fog.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: SAINT PETERSBURG, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Robert Neff