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Taken 4-Jul-12

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Keywords:Northern California, Ocean, Pelican, Ved Chirayath, bird, flock, migration
Photo Info

Dimensions3545 x 7612
Original file size2.25 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Jul-12 17:10
Date modified24-Jul-13 08:42
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length70 mm
Focal length (35mm)70 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/8000 at f/4.5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
California Brown Pelican Squadron

California Brown Pelican Squadron

This California Brown Pelican squadron (Pelecanus occidentalis) was imaged in flight over the coast of Northern California. Their breeding range is from the Channel Islands south to central Mexico, but their non-breeding range extends all the way north to Vancouver, Canada. Brown pelicans can live up to 40 years old, their throat pouch can hold over 2 gallons of water and they have a wingspan of over 6.5 ft!