Photographed at the San Pedro boat docks in the late afternoon. I used a 28 - 85 mm zoom lens with an SB-24 strobe set at fill flash
About the Pelican: Once an endangered species, the brown pelican has made a great comeback and have been reinstated as no longer endangered. This picture was taken when this guy landed on the stern of the boat wrapped in fishing line with the end of the line hooked in its mouth. It could not turn its head and was going to surely die. I lured it to me with a fish, it ate from my hand and I grabbed it. Two other marine biologists and I, dislodged the hook, got all the line off the pelican and freed it. After that, the pelican stayed on the stern and let us hand feed it and pet it. This was a real pleasing moment for a wild animal to let us have such a great and memorable moment with it.