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The pouched bill

By ColleenA
I always love the soft colours on a pelicans bill. They can be as long as 500mm. The bottom half of the bill is basically just a frame around the pouch and can hold between 13 and 17 litres of water. The bill has a hooked tip which is serrated to hold onto the slippery fish.
Many thanks for your votes comments and user awards all much appreciated

Tags: Wildlife and nature



23 Jul 2021 7:26AM
I saw quite a few when i was in australia, well done.jeff
23 Jul 2021 7:37AM
A great image and composition
Robert51 14 12 142 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 7:40AM
Wonderful colours and detail of this beautiful bird.
23 Jul 2021 7:55AM
Lovely capture of this beautiful creature, Colleen.
23 Jul 2021 7:58AM
Beautiful image with great colours Colleen

Colin Smile

Coen Plus
10 5 South Africa
23 Jul 2021 8:11AM
Love the colour.
smut01 Plus
7 149 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 8:31AM
Beautiful.. and the composition is perfect!
ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
23 Jul 2021 8:54AM
Spectacular to watch plunge diving too! I was once soaked by one in Jamaica. Great pic Colleen!
RonDM Plus
8 431 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 9:10AM
Great colours a really sharp image

23 Jul 2021 9:32AM
A really excellent image, Colleen.

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 9:54AM
Superbly detailed capture Colleen.
Peter GrinGrin
ZenTony Plus
7 24 7 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 10:03AM
Wonderful image Coleen. Such detail.
23 Jul 2021 10:14AM
Stunning portrait.
richmowil Plus
14 510 3 England
23 Jul 2021 11:04AM
Stunning detail Colleen. Excellent image!
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
23 Jul 2021 11:17AM
An outstanding portrait Colleen , superb detail
Great capture really stands out well - Excellent Collean

leo_nid 6 12
23 Jul 2021 12:01PM
ex⭐cellent shot
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
23 Jul 2021 1:20PM
An excellent close-up, Colleen, stunning detail, even better viewed large 😃👍
Trev 😀
Beautifully captured Colleen, stunning colours and detail.
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
23 Jul 2021 2:20PM
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird. Love the soft colours too.
manicam 19 44 1 Canada
23 Jul 2021 2:34PM
Nice close-up, composition!, amazing nature.

Sherman GrinGrin
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 3:01PM
Beautiful pelican... Excellent clear capture...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
23 Jul 2021 3:28PM
Terrific shot Colleen amasing detail too
brian17302 Plus
11 2 13 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 5:10PM
Great detail & pose, Colleen
23 Jul 2021 5:11PM
Stunning capture, lovely detail and colours.
I've always looked for ways to make these characters more interesting to look at and you've really done that in this shot. It's a whole other look and I love the detail, colors and pose... excellent capture Colleen
JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 5:20PM
Terrific shot
mistere Plus
9 31 7 England
23 Jul 2021 6:46PM
Super capture Colleen. Lovely work.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 11:26PM

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