This American White Pelican put on a delightful show as it was bathing, with droplets of water shimmering in the sunlight.
This is an adult male in breeding plumage, identified by the fibrous horn sprouting from the top of his bill. American White Pelicans are native to North America.
These pelicans often hunt co-operatively in a small group by encircling their prey. They take in both fish and water in their large pouches, then hold their bills vertically to drain the water out before they swallow the food.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: EF 100-400mm L IS USM