Brown Pelican Aloft

By December 14, 2007January 16th, 2022Pelicans

See our Guide to Photographing Pelicans in La Jolla.

This California brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) is rising off the ocean to land on nearby sea cliffs after a morning foraging for food, primarily small fish that it takes by diving.

California Brown Pelican In Flight, La Jolla California, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis

California Brown Pelican In Flight, La Jolla California.
Image ID: 36626
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis

California brown pelican in flight, spreading wings wide to slow in anticipation of landing on seacliffs, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

California brown pelican in flight, spreading wings wide to slow in anticipation of landing on seacliffs.
Image ID: 36687
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA