A brown pelican slides across a wave as it lands near the Venice, Florida Fishing Pier.
Join the Crowd
Brown pelicans are not the most graceful of creatures when making a landing. This guy joins a crowd already gathered off Boca Grande, Florida.
Wings and tail stretched out, a brown pelican sticks its feet out to serve as landing gear.
Tampa From Ballast Point
A brown pelican sits atop some rubble as the city of Tampa can be seen in the background. Taken at Ballast Point Park.
Flight of Pelicans
A flight of pelicans heads out over the Gulf of Mexico in search of a meal. The birds will glide over the water looking for fish. Once spotted it is a dive straight down, hopefully coming up with a pouch full.
A brown pelican dives for a snack. Pelicans will glide above the water looking for fish. Once they see one, it's a straight down dive to catch it. Taken off Boca Grande.
A brown pelican's pouch is full after scooping up water and bait fish. Taken off the pier on Anna Maria Island on the west coast of Florida.
Pelican With Big Fish
A brown pelican comes in for a landing on water after catching big fish tossed to him by fishermen. Taken at E G Simmons Park in Ruskin, Florida.
A group of brown pelicans in flight as seen from behind. Taken in Boca Grande, Florida.