The Great White pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) breeding grounds at Djoudj National Park, Senegal.
The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary is a World Heritage Site in Senegal located at 16°30'N, 16°10'W.
The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary lies on the southeast bank of the delta of the river Senegal in Senegal, north east of St-Louis. It provides a range of wetland habitats which prove very popular with migrating birds, many of which have just crossed the Sahara.
The Djoudj Sanctuary is a wetland of 16,000 ha, comprising a large lake surrounded by streams, ponds and backwaters. It forms a living but fragile sanctuary for some 1.5 million birds, with almost 400 species of birds. The most famous are pelicans and flamingos. About 5,000 white pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus nest here regularly.
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Morac (27723) 2010-03-14 11:44
Colorié eu impressionnant !
Didi (58800) 2010-03-14 11:47
Interesting mixing of pelicans and nice golden lights.
I am sure that this place was very noisy.
worldcitizen (7517) 2010-03-14 11:55
This is an impressive amount of pelicans! I love the golden sunlight shining on them. There are also some brave smaller birds among the pack. I always wonder how pelicans can be so tightly packed together and not harm each other with those giant beaks!! Nice presentation of these wonderful birds.
lucasgalodoido (21223) 2010-03-14 12:00
impressive the high numbers of pelicans here, and the golden colors of capture are wonderful. Great job.
Wanda1 (15000) 2010-03-14 22:18
So many together, and that beautiful golden glow of light on them is very nice. I like that two of them are in flight above the crowd. I can just imagine the noise over there it must be quite loud.
Nolme (6829) 2010-03-15 5:17
Un bel empilement de pelicans :)
la couleur est grandiose et le mouvement donne vie à l'image
jimmj63 (2313) 2010-03-16 1:27
very good this shot, I like very much.
reijame (577) 2010-03-25 13:15
a fantastic shot, nice warm tones, great sharpness, and the two pelicans on the fly really complete it. Congratulations, and best regards from Finland!