Daily Archives: February 1, 2012


By Vladimir Brezina

Every time I travel south, I look forward to seeing pelicans once again. Some birds are just irresistibly idiosyncratic, and pelicans are. (Herons and egrets are, too.)  Everything about them is fascinating to watch…

… the way they are revealed by the gray dawn sitting silently on pilings

… the way they fly in formation as the sun rises out of the sea

… the way they skim low over the water

… the way they sit right on the dock, at ease with their human neighbors

(These photos were taken at Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize; at Amelia Island, Florida; and near Fort Myers, Florida. More photos from those locations are respectively here, here, and here.)