Pelicans in Slow Motion

It was one of those days when Brown Pelicans, three of them, were hunting in the southern portion of the North Basin.  They were not in a hurry.  I was very lucky to be there and to capture moments of their activity in high-speed video.  In the concluding sequence, the large bird glides northward just inches above the water’s surface, approaching a raft of Bufflehead.  The smaller birds had nothing to fear from the pelican, but they weren’t taking chances.  In panic, they took flight, dozens of them.  Thanks to high-speed video, the flight of all the birds appears in slow motion, as if in a dream.  The background music is by bensound.com.

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