Posted by: danielfee | October 18, 2013

Weekly Travel Theme: Brown 10-18-2013

Brown Pelican - Galapagos Islands

Brown Pelican – Galapagos Islands

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelican is the smallest of the eight species of pelican. It is between 42–54 inches in length and weighs from 6 to 12 lbs. It has a wingspan of 6 to 8 feet. Like all pelicans, this species has a very large bill ranging from 11 to almost 14 inches long. The Brown Pelican lives on both coasts in the Americas. On the Atlantic Coast they range from Nova Scotia to Venezuela. On the Pacific Ocean they are found from British Columbia to south central Chile, and including the Galapagos Islands where I took these photos.



  1. [ Smiles ] I LOVE these two photos of the brown pelican!

    • Thanks, normally you can’t get this close without them flying away. But in the Galapagos Islands none of the birds or animals have a fear of man so you can get much closer.

      • [ Smiles ] Great! And, being closer worked in your favour!

        If you didn’t mention that to me, I would have been under the impression that you used a high-powered lens.

      • No, it was just a little point and shoot Kodak.

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  3. I love brown. This guy is just beautiful! 🙂

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