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Eye Level with an American White Pelican

This is my day 11 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my eye level perspective photos.

This is an American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) on a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada. In the breeding season adult birds grow a laterally flattened horn on the upper bill. The horn is shed after the birds have mated and laid eggs.

It was a hot, sunny afternoon so if I wanted to get to eye level with the birds I had two choices, lying in the sun at the edge of the water or set up a tripod in the water and sit in the water with the camera. I chose to sit in the water.

 

Eye Level with an American White Pelican

 

9 replies on “Eye Level with an American White Pelican”

That’s why I picked the shot. It was one of only a few that paid attention to me and the birds looking ahead wouldn’t crop square without cutting part of the bird off.

That location wasn’t bad for ticks. Another favourite location between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake was so bad if I killed less than twenty crawling on me it was a good visit. I used to stop counting at twenty. I only ever had two that managed to get to skin and attach themselves.

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