The Pelican and the Shark
This hapless brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is so busy begging for food from fishermen in the harbor that he doesn't notice the shark swimming directly below. I took this photo from the dock at Key West Bight, where a lot of fishing boats come in. The pelicans always gather....
Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that makes up the family Pelecanidae. They have a long beak and a large throat pouch for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing. It’s pretty common and is found on the Atlantic coast from Nova Scotia to the mouth of the Amazon River.
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