Great White Pelican taking of for flight. Pure Luck action shot...

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus Oncrotalus) take off.
Great White Pelican taking of for flight. Pure Luck action shot...
Species: Great White Pelican   Pelecanus onocrotalus
Author: Andre du Plessis
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Added to IBC: 6 Sep 2013 - 11:26
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Altitude (m): 
8 meters


Picture taken in Veldrift Western Cape South Africa. Was setting up camera and hear a splash, turned around, in one motion focused and got the shot! PURE LUCK!!!! Camera Details: canon 40D 500mm Manual F8 lens no IS, minor CS enhancement

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Andre du Plessis, IBC1033387. Accessible at

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Andre du Plessis, IBC1033387. Photo of Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus at Velddrif, South Africa. Accessible at

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