Photo of the Week – A Not So Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanidae Ría Lagartos, Yucatán, Mexico Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 November 18, 2014

I really like this portrait shot of this Pelican. It shows off how much of a misnomer brown is for these birds in their breeding plumage. It can take anywhere for 2-5 years for juvenile pelicans to mature into this bright adult plumage.

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