A Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) displaying the beauty of its immense wings in flight with a crashing wave in the background. Photographed at Los Ayala beach, Nayarit, Mexico.

Racing the Surf

A Brown Pelican in flight displaying the beauty of its wings as it evades the white water of a crashing wave. A  bird with Pterodactyl-like wings, a bird that
 appears rather plain and clumsy on land which is magnificently beautiful in flight.

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Portrait of a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) perched on the branch of a tree on the island of Holbox in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Perched Pelican

Brown Pelican, Isla Holbox, Mexico

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Close-up of a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) in flight preparing to land on Los Ayala beach, Nayarit, Mexico.

Ocean Landing

A Brown Pelican preparing to land on Los Ayala beach.

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A Brown Pelican in breeding colours (Pelecanus occidentalis)  in flight displaying the beauty of its wings, Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico.

Wings of a Pelican

A Brown Pelican in flight showcasing the beauty of its wings.

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A young Brown Pelican  (Pelecanus occidentalis) in flight, preparing to land on ocean waters at Los Ayala beach with the grace of a ballerina.

Ballerina style landing
 A young Brown Pelican in flight and preparing to land displaying the grace of a ballerina.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) in flight displaying the intricate beauty of its large wings.

Young Brown Pelican in flight

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A young Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)  with its wings spread wide as seen in flight in Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico.

Pelican overhead!

A young Brown Pelican with its wings spread wide as seen in flight in Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico.
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A Brown Pelican in breeding colours (Pelecanus occidentalis)  in flight with its wings fully extended, Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico.

Wings wide open

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A handsome Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)  in flight.

Sir Pelican 
A handsome Brown Pelican in flight.

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Close-up of a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)  in flight with its wings fully extended, Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico.

Close-up of a Brown Pelican in flight

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Comical image of a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) with its wings extended as it prepares for a landing on Los Ayala beach in Nayarit, Mexico.

Hands up, baby hands up


A comical image of a Brown Pelican with its wings extended as it prepares for a landing on Los Ayala beach which brings to mind the song "Hands up, baby
hands up, gimme your heart."

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A beautiful Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) in breed colours  landing on the shoreline of Los Ayala beach in Nayarit, Mexico.

Ocean Landing

A beautiful Brown Pelican landing on the shoreline of Los Ayala beach in Nayarit, Mexico.

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A Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) taking off in flight to avoid the white water of a crashing ocean wave at  Los Ayala beach in  Nayarit, Mexico.

Startled 
 A Brown Pelican taking off in flight to avoid the white water of a crashing ocean wave.

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A Brown Pelican in breeding colours (Pelecanus occidentalis)  in flight displaying the breadth of its wings, Los Ayala, Nayarit, Mexico.

Big Bird

Brown Pelican in flight displaying the breadth of its wings.

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