While driving by a local pond I noticed this graceful bird lazily swimming and fishing. Doing my best to be stealthy, I managed to walk around the tree-lined shore and snap some nice pics of it.
Not long after, it decided the fishing wasn’t very good at this location and took off for better grounds. I managed a few nice flight shots that showcase the American White Pelican’s massive wingspan which can be as big across as nine feet.
You probably wouldn’t normally associate these birds with Colorado but a great number of them actually spend their summers here in the Centennial State.
Taken in Adams County, Colorado.