Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fishin' Buddies?


(Click on photo to enlarge)

White Pelican
floating high,
boasting buoyancy,
scooping fish while
power paddling upstream.

Cormorant
mostly submerged,
diving with ease,
an underwater arrow,
a fishing spear.

Big bird bothered
by persistent,
pursuing diver.
Cooperation, competition,
or Fishin' Buddies ?
©  2012  Richard Havenga


American White Pelican - (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Length: 62" (157 cm)

Wingspan: 108" - 8 - 9.5 ' ( 244 - 290 cm)


Double-crested Cormorant - (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Length: 32 - 33" (81 - 84 cm)

Wingspan: 52" (130 cm)




Photo Location: Snake River, Grand Teton (Teton) National Park, Wyoming (Wyoming)