Pelicans are rather entertaining creatures. One of the few animals that is almost a caricature of itself.
Down on the beach in Puerto Vallarta this week while downing a cold one, we were entertained by a flock of pelicans on a feeding frenzy.
Having a front row seat, our cameras went into overtime. What follows is but a small sample of the pics that were taken.
This fellow was having difficulty swallowing a rather awkward piece from a cleaned fish. Their beak, over a foot long has smooth edges, but once the food is in the pouch, the tongue is controlled by a number of muscles that allow the pelican to manipulate the food. This one struggled for over 10 minutes before flying off.
Since our photo challenge this week deals with variations, I could not help but to add this fellow to the collection. Cheers.
While strolling around Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, it is easy to come across dwellings that have braved the elements over the decades. Most do better than others, but not if it is wood.
The preferred building materials here are steel and concrete. Wood is subject to the ravishes of wind, salt and insects, termites in particular. Come to think about it, some of the locals here look like they have had their fair share of battles with the environment. But that is a story for another blog.
These two pictures were taken last year while on our winter escape. I think they capture the essence of the photo challenge rather nicely.
My view of this wonderful and crazy life - as I travel and explore.
Recently widowed. Losing a breast. Swears a lot.
To participate in the Ragtag Daily Prompt, create a Pingback to your post, or copy and paste the link to your post into the comments. And while you’re there, why not check out some of the other posts too!
Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography
Your second chance to be creative. .
A Journal Of Everyday Life
Images brought to you by Bren and Ashley Ryan
tiny kitchen cooking for truckers rvers tiny homes
Photography and Thoughts About Life and Aging
Celebrating gardens, nature, photography and a creative life
Mike Hardisty Photography
We went to France ..... and then we came back.
Teaching the art of composition for photography.
Adventures in life from the Sunshine State to the Golden Gate
Mostly Mildly Amusing Missives
Every bottle of wine is an opportunity to learn something.