Saturday, February 23, 2008

The art of sharing

brown pelicans off Naples Pier

Continuing Thursday post...

Here's what happens to mild-mannered pelicans when one of them snags a fish - the rest attack with fervor, forcefully prying open his gullet and stealing his catch.

How rude!

16 comments:

brian said...

it took me a second to figure out what i was seeing! that poor pelican needs to call for some help!

Rambling Round said...

And you caught them red-beaked!

Jilly said...

what a brilliant photograph. Almost a ballet - extraordinary. You must be so proud - I know I would be to have taken this.

Nikon said...

Jilly is right, great shot.
I hope that he didn't get hurt - I suppose Al is coming up from behind.........:)

oldmanlincoln said...

Yes, this is a nice photo. It shows the real world in ways we never get to see. Thanks for that reality.

Mo said...

Great photo.

GMG said...

WOW! I'm stunned! How many did you take to get this one? I don't believe it was click and done... ;))

Sonia said...

Amazing photo!

PA said...

Interesting... I live in Naples but never had the luck to catch it...
http://fpphoto0.googlepages.com/

Kuanyin said...

Good catch! Yes, the REAL world is competitive!

Kitty said...

I saw this on the DPB portal and it looked like a giant tarantula.

Thank goodness it wasn't. Cool picture!

Jana said...

Great photo!!!!

Kate said...

Who needs enemies??!!

Moi said...

their mommies never taught them any manners??? :D
awesome "catch" Isabella!

Ming the Merciless said...

What an awesome photo! And the water is soooo clear.

I think I'm moving to Naples, FL.

JAM said...

Pelicans? Are you sure?

I thought it was Brevard County (FL) commissioners fighting over new taxes.