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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 (5)

  1. Unique capture, love it! Posted 5 years 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 5 years ago
  2. An incredibly beautiful recording. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks, Mike :) Posted 5 years ago
  3. Hey there! I am creating a TikTok where I give fun facts about the brown pelican while I paint a picture of a brown pelican. I would love to use this photo while I describe how pelican's dive to catch fish. May I use this photo? I will of course credit you on the side of the picture. My art can be seen on my instagram (lauriellewatkinsart) or my tiktok (artbyLEW) Hoping to hear back! Posted 4 months ago

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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.

Similar species: Pelicans, Herons, Ibises
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