On our way north in Florida we camped in Brooksville and decided to take a drive to Cedar Key, a quaint little town on the Gulf coast about 90-minutes northwest. I have seen many pelicans on the coastline around the country, but this was the first time I had seen the brown pelican, easily identified by its bright yellow coiffure. In this pic, the sun was an hour from setting, backlighting the yellow feathers to a shine.
My fascination with birds led me to look them up and I found that the oldest known living brown pelican is 43 years old, their wingspan can exceed six feet and that their yellow heads meant that they are breeding adults. Now you can watch for them, too!
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Jack Huber has taken thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.