This pelican is one of the many that hangs out on the fishing pier on Shelter Island on San Diego Bay. They are wild but human friendly. Most of the time they get fish from fishermen.
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jacquest (18869) 2014-04-27 7:36
I like this scene with a sense of humor and from your note, I guess pelicans learned the easient way to fish, get it from the hands of th fishermen. The light gives nice colors.
ikeharel (61373) 2014-04-27 8:00
Waiting for some leftovers, Eleu, or just seeing first-hand what is the strange rod people using to bring him those fish...
Many birds not afraid of human, but approach carfully, that's in their DNA probably.
Nice taken photo,
ktanska (25505) 2014-04-27 8:24
Clever fish let's people do the fishing! Quite nice posture. Good framing the bird and the fishing rod tell a little story quite well.
macjake (59954) 2014-04-27 9:32
so the fishermen just hand over the fish to them? If I waited and waited for a catch i'd be more inclined to keep it for myself haha
but i'm sure these pelicans are able to get their share too.
its a strange looking bird, but also a cute photo and shows the culture of San Diego very well.
see you around
holmertz (43663) 2014-04-27 10:07
A funny picture and a well captured moment. I like it.
Silvio1953 (128283) 2014-04-27 10:45
Ciao Eleu, fun composition with pelican learbing to fish :), splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37602) 2014-04-27 12:42
An interesting picture of this bird waiting to be fed. What kind of fish would be expected to be caught here? A nice picture with the rod as a diagonal line against the parallel lines of the railings.
rychem (26758) 2014-04-27 22:22
Very nice scene, your title is very well chosen, this pelican seems to be veri wise :))
Very well spotted and captured
jhm (142786) 2014-04-28 4:58
It is incredible how smart are these birds, wait to the fisherman captures a fish.
He/she wait very quiet to the perfect moment.
Lovely composition, nice depth and perspective.
Very well seen, TFS.
Have a nice day,
photoray (13182) 2014-04-28 7:06
This Brown Pelican may be eyeing the lunch box for a handout?
Fine candid closeup of these majestic birds, who appear like delta wing planes when gliding across the sky.
Thanks for sharing,
Cricri (110279) 2014-04-29 10:55
Amusante cette image, comme si le pélican était avec sa canne a pêche et son sac article de pêche :-)), il est très beau avec son très long bec, une très jolie prise bien mise en image