Birds - Gary Cook

Pelican Missile.

I love photographing diving pelicans. Sometimes there are just a few diving for fish; other times the air is *filled* with pelicans crashing into the sea. They are always a challenge; their sudden change in speed and direction as they spot an unsuspecting fish below the waves makes for some exciting photography. Keeping the birds in frame and in focus is quite a challenge!
This image is of a brown pelican in his (or her) summer plumage about to hit the water at a ridiculous speed. Taken from the shore at Sanibel Island, Florida.