Serenity Sunday: The last step

One year ago we were in California on a memorable road trip to meet up with Squiddy as she did some work with the folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  We participated in an excursion out into Monterey Bay, hoping to find whales and such, and we did get to see a few, but when I have an opportunity like this, I frequently find myself concentrating on other wildlife at least as much as on the top-billed stars that most folks hope to encounter.  Pelican rising 5350Among my very favorites are the pelicans.  So homely and ungainly on land, when they take to the air, they transform into vibrant visions of grace and elegance.  I managed to catch this one just as it was completing its awkward takeoff procedure, having just taken its final watery step that finally enabled it to become airborne

Advertisements

About krikitarts

Welcome to Krikit Arts! I'm a veterinarian; photographer; finger-style guitarist, composer, instructor, and singer/songwriter; fisherman; and fly-tyer. Please enjoy--and please respect my full rights to all photos on this Website!
This entry was posted in Serenity Sunday and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Serenity Sunday: The last step

  1. Vicki says:

    What a marvellous shot. Always interesting to see the feet and wings outstretched like that. I’m a Pelican lover as well. Don’t think I’ve ever seen them in flight though – only the large herons.

    • krikitarts says:

      I hope you get the chance, Vicki. They are true masters of the art of soaring and, when you can find two or more flying together, you’d swear they were following a long-practiced choreography.

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Wow. That is an insanely good photo of a pelican flying low over the surface of the sea. I would love to edit it monochromatic. See it in black, white and grey only,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s