Splish, Splash, The Mating Bath by shesnapped

Splish, Splash, The Mating Bath

Apparently the white pelicans, both male and female, get this lovely HUMP on their beak during mating season. Not sure just exactly WHO thought that was particularly attractive, but I guess it’s working for them since they keep reproducing, so there you go. YOU DO YOU, big guy!

Caught this guy (or gal - who knows) at the local zoo earlier this year and had a great time catching his bathing antics. Camera Club has started back up this month, and for several reasons, I’ve been debating whether or not to join again this year. I have SO MANY photo shoot days that have been simply downloaded to the computer but not looked at beyond that point. And as the deadline loomed nearer and nearer for our first competition, I was furiously scrambling through months and months of photos trying to find 2 that were worthy of submission. The choice for the Nature category hung between a couple pelican shots, none of which felt right. So at the last minute, I started looking through more and more shoots, and finally came across this series, and this one was the hands-down winner.

The other photo I chose, for Open Color category, is here: https://365project.org/shesnapped/365/2018-09-18
Quite the action, almost feel like I shouldn't be watching. Most interesting about the hump.
September 20th, 2018  
fab focus and wonderful action shot
September 20th, 2018  
Amazing - talk about getting a h... on
September 20th, 2018  
How strange. Your pelicans are totally different to the ones here in Australia
September 20th, 2018  
Terrific :)
September 20th, 2018  
Beautiful capture. I love the splashes.
September 20th, 2018  
Super action shot
September 20th, 2018  
@joansmor HAHAHAHA!!!
September 20th, 2018  
@onewing What are yours like???
September 20th, 2018  
@joysabin You Peeping Tom, you!!! :-)
September 20th, 2018  
Brilliant action shot!
September 20th, 2018  
September 20th, 2018  
Lovely shot, doesn’t happen with our pelicans! Fav
September 20th, 2018  
Super shot
September 20th, 2018  
Fab shot!
September 20th, 2018  
Awesome picture.
September 21st, 2018  
@onewing You do have some great pelican shots! VERY ENVIOUS!!!! I love those guys!
September 21st, 2018  
Great timing and love it viewed on black!
September 22nd, 2018  
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