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Brown Pelican Dive

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 31 August 2017 in Animal & Insect.

One of the most fascinating parts of being on Elkhorn Slough was watching the Brown Pelicans dive for fish. CLICK HERE FOR MORE IMAGES.

These are large birds (with a wingspan of nearly 79 inches) and can start a dive from 70 feet up! It took me some time watching how they attack and finally locked onto this guy with my Sony a9 going in for dinner.

BTW - pelicans can live to be over 30 years old!

Pelican Dive, Elkhorn Slough, Moss Landing, California

Sony a9, 100-400mm G Master, 1/1000th, f/7.1, ISO 100

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SONY ILCE-9 1/1000 second F/7.1 ISO 100 400 mm (35mm equiv.)

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