I went across the park this morning and once again there it was, the sunrise, plus a pelican basking in the beam. I was on to that like a dog on a bone. It never ends. Woohoo!
When I snapped this picture on the Gold Coast I couldn’t hear the conversation between the pelican and the seagull, but I bet it had something to do with fish.
I was a attacked by an angry pelican over the weekend. If it wasn’t for my quick reflexes and keen eye, I could have been eaten. Maybe the pelican mistook me for a groper. It got so close to me, its beak scratched my lens hood. However, I thought later, if the pelican did eat me, because I just eaten a load of chilli and garlic, it would have quickly spat me out. ( Gold Coast, Australia).
A tight image of a pelican and its reflection I snapped in the crystal clear water on the Gold Coast. Yippee. Queensland, Australia.
Snappy this flighty pelican leaving a wonderful Gold Coast beach with sparkles in its eyes. Hooray. Queensland, Australia.
The light was wonderful yesterday afternoon on the Gold Coast. As I gazed longingly at the golden water wondering how I was going to snap a picture, this pelican flew in to catch some fish. You beauty. Queensland, Australia.
The flight path of a pelican flapping madly away on the fabulous Gold Coast in the early morning light. They are wonderful. Hey, ho. Queensland, Australia.
Hey, ho, which one of you pelicans lost a feather? If you did, come and get it! I want a reward and I want it in fish, not cash. Hooray, Queensland, Australia.
A silhouette I snapped of a backlit pelican roosting on a post in the afternoon sun on the Gold Coast. If it continues to sit in the sun all day, it will end up looking like a roast on a post. Hooray. Queensland, Australia.
A picture I snapped after sunrise on the shortest day of the year. The winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. The axial tilt of Earth and gyroscopic effects of its daily rotation mean that the two opposite points in the sky to which the Earth’s axis of rotation points (axial precession) change very slowly (making a complete circle approximately every 26,000 years). As the Earth follows its orbit around the Sun, the polar hemisphere that faced away from the sun, experiencing winter, will, in half a year, face towards the sun and experience summer. This is because the two hemispheres face opposite directions along Earth’s axis, and so as one polar hemisphere experiences winter, the other experiences summer. Hope you understand all that. Queensland, Australia.