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American White Pelican grabs the air at takeoff

We spent our weekend at Jackson Lake State Park, Colorado, one of our favorite summertime spots. Certainly there was plenty of time playing in the water but my family allowed me some photo time too. Of course since my wife absolutely loves these massive birds, she didn’t mind too much.

Anecdotally, it seemed like there were more Pelicans there this year than we have ever seen in the 15 years we have been going there. Here, one that had swam close to our boat decided it was time to go and takes flight. So much fun to watch them. They may be a bit goofy looking but they are extraordinarily graceful flyers.

An American White Pelican takes to the air over Jackson Lake in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

An American White Pelican takes to the air over Jackson Lake in Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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