A Passion for Pelicans?

What is it about these beautifully ugly creatures? 

 

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One moment Brown Pelicans are awkward and pre-historic looking.

The next they are graceful birds in flight.

 

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Soaring and gliding over the water schools of fish catch their eye.

 

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A precise dive fills their gullet with water and prey.

 

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I find myself spending time at the beach engrossed in the life of Pelicans.

What is it about these beautifully ugly creatures?

 

 

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