Final Body: An Unsure Pelican

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Picture By Daybreak Wilson

“I discovered this brown pelican waking on a cloudy, chilly morning—particularly for southern Louisiana—after a bathe handed over the world earlier that morning,” explains Daybreak Wilson. “There’s a collection of pilings alongside a canal close to Lake Pontchartrain the place pelicans and different coastal birds relaxation every night. The morning is usually a nice time to catch the birds stirring earlier than they head out to the lake to fish. This specific morning was December 30, 2020, when the world was nonetheless reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. This hen’s very vigorous shake prompted his wings to shrug and made me assume he requested, ‘What’s going to 2021 be like?’”

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Nikon D4S, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F4G ED VR, AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III, NatureScapes SkimmerSack. Publicity: 1/1600 sec., ƒ/5.6, ISO 800.

Initially Revealed February 9, 2023