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

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Comments


23 Jul 2021 7:26AM
I saw quite a few when i was in australia, well done.jeff
A great image and composition
Janet
Robert51 12 7 124 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.
Mike
23 Jul 2021 7:58AM
Beautiful image with great colours Colleen

Colin Smile

Coen 8 5 South Africa
23 Jul 2021 8:11AM
Love the colour.
23 Jul 2021 8:31AM
Beautiful.. and the composition is perfect!
Tony
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 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
6 186 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 9:10AM
Great colours a really sharp image

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

JohnSmile
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 9:54AM
Superbly detailed capture Colleen.
Peter GrinGrin
ZenTony Plus
5 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 10:03AM
Wonderful image Coleen. Such detail.
Tony
23 Jul 2021 10:14AM
Stunning portrait.
richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
23 Jul 2021 11:04AM
Stunning detail Colleen. Excellent image!
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
23 Jul 2021 11:17AM
An outstanding portrait Colleen , superb detail
Ian
Great capture really stands out well - Excellent Collean

Vince
23 Jul 2021 12:01PM
ex⭐cellent shot
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 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.
Carol
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
23 Jul 2021 2:20PM
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird. Love the soft colours too.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
23 Jul 2021 2:34PM
Nice close-up, composition!, amazing nature.

Sherman GrinGrin
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 3:01PM
Beautiful pelican... Excellent clear capture...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Terrific shot Colleen amasing detail too
23 Jul 2021 5:10PM
Great detail & pose, Colleen
23 Jul 2021 5:11PM
Stunning capture, lovely detail and colours.
Sylvia
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
10 34 5 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 5:20PM
Terrific shot
Ju
mistere Plus
8 7 4 England
23 Jul 2021 6:46PM
Super capture Colleen. Lovely work.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2021 11:26PM
brilliant!

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