Feathered friends

I have a fondness for pelicans.  They are, not to put too fine a point on it, ridiculous-looking creatures and yet they seem always to be wearing a smile.

We saw brown pelicans throughout the Caribbean, lots of them, whenever we approached a port.  They are huge birds — good flyers, but oh so ungainly on take-off and landing.

Near Malmok Beach on Aruba I spotted several pelicans standing on the shore, along with some smaller companions.  (I really should try to identify the species…)  They were really quite unperturbed about having people around.  I probably could have gotten even closer to them, but since I had a long lens I didn’t need to.

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~ by Shelly F. Cohen on 27 October 2009.

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