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Scooping Fish On my Pelagic Expedition in Baja, Mexico, aside from looking for marine life, we also encounter a lot of sea birds.<br />
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 &#039;bait ball hunt&#039; was taking place was too shallow with poor visibility.<br />
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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. Baja,Bird,Brown pelican,Fall,Geotagged,Mexico,Pelecanus occidentalis,Pelican,Puerto San Carlos Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Scooping Fish

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.

    comments (4)

  1. Unique capture, love it! Posted 4 days ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy. Happy to get this shot with just a point and shoot camera.
      The other guys on the Boat with dSLRs and wide angle lenses, they have much better shot and one guy even got a half/half shot which was incredible!
      Posted 4 days ago
  2. An incredibly beautiful recording. Posted 3 days ago
    1. Thanks, Mike :) Posted 3 days ago

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The brown pelican is a small pelican found in the Americas. It is one of the best known and most prominent birds found in the coastal areas of the southern and western United States. It is one of only three pelican species found in the Western Hemisphere. The brown pelican is one of the only two pelican species which feeds by diving into the water.

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Nov 12, 2017. Captured Nov 11, 2017 04:28 in Unnamed Road, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
  • TG-5
  • f/2.2
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO100
  • 5.14mm