Synchronized Pelican Swimming

No, this is NOT a Photoshop trick. There was no need for digital trickery to get this photo.

Hubby and I were taking a walk at the marina in the evening when I saw three large birds swimming in one of the wetlands lakes. I could see from a distance that they were pelicans and hustled closer so I could get some shots with the setting sun at my back.

Just as I started shooting, the pelicans starting swimming in formation. It was so amazing and wonderful. Nature's grace is often miraculous. We are so fortunate when we can witness the miracles.

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  1. Great photo! I love that birds do that just by instinct.

  2. What a great shot! You couldn't have synchronized that swim!

  3. Wow, wish I could see pelicans! I love birds of all varieties, as witnessed from all my darned birdhouses on this small property!

  4. This is totally awesome. Smart birdies... do you suppose they are practicing for the upcoming Olympics?

  5. Hello Cindy......

    What exquisite photographs, such perfection....thank you so much for sharing them......

  6. Very cool shot! I have a photo of geese swimming in synchronicity - nature is amazing!

  7. Very cool, you always capture such beautiful things with your camera!

  8. Oh those made me smile. Beautiful camera work. By the way hubby is saving for a new camera, is there one you would recommend? Once he has it I have the old one all to myself! Yippee!

  9. They look like such good synchronized swimmers! They could be in the summer olympics.

    Oh, man. Joanie already made that joke.

  10. That is an amazing photo! I love bird watching~this is something I've never seen!


  11. Very lovely photos Cindy!!

  12. Great photos! When we lived in Florida we saw pelicans all of the time but they were a grayish brown...not white!


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