Pelicans are large water birds in the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and large throat pouch, used in catching, and draining water from, their prey.
These photos were taken from our trip to Catalina Island, California. We were in line waiting for the underwater boat ride, when this pelican decided to put a little show in front of all of us. He landed gracefully, and as soon as he noticed a couple of us pulled our camera to take pictures, he stood still, stayed for a long time and enjoyed the attention !