Visualizing the Brown Pelican Bill Throw with Animated GIFs, Winter 2022/2023, Part VIII

By January 14, 2023January 22nd, 2023Pelicans of La Jolla, Seabird

Want to Photograph the Head Throw of the California Brown Pelican?  This is what you can expect: head throws visualized via animated GIF images.  The head throw a cool maneuver and a challenge to photograph well, with a clean background and nothing intruding in from the edges of the frame. I shot these sequences last week and wanted to see how they would look as animated GIFs. So here you go!  Give them a few seconds to load, they are much larger than a typical JPEG file.  Conclusion: just because Photoshop lets one create animated GIFs does not mean one should.  Cheers, and thanks for looking!

Brown pelican head throw animated GIF
Brown pelican head throw animated GIF
Brown pelican head throw animated GIF
Brown pelican head throw animated GIF
Brown pelican head throw animated GIF

About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!