On my Pelagic Expedition in Baja, Mexico, aside from looking for marine life, we also encounter a lot of sea birds.
One of the hi-light of the trip was to see hundreds of Brown Pelican hunting/feeding on Sardines Baitball. They rocket down from the air to catch the Sardines. However, it was not possible for us to get into the water to get footages of them in the water as the area the 'bait ball hunt' was taking place was too shallow with poor visibility.
This shot was taken from the Boat with camera in the water as our Boatman started to throw Sardines that he brought for sharks chumming, to feed the Pelicans.
The brown pelican is a bird of the pelican family, Pelecanidae, one of three species found in the Americas and one of two that feed by diving into water. It is found on the Atlantic Coast from New Jersey to the mouth of the Amazon River, and along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to northern Chile, including the Galapagos Islands.