Intimidating the competition

Apparently human athletes don’t have a lock on being a show off. For this slightly vain pelican, it all starts with admiring its reflection.

Of course any athlete knows it’s important to stretch but this seems a bit showy. Though the audience seems a bit distracted.

The next step is a carefully staged, disdainful look at the competition. It would be intimidating enough to soften up a worthy competitor but that seems to be highly questionable in this race.

In a flash they are gone. Very quickly the pelican is all by itself with only its shadow anywhere close.

The pelican’s pride remained intact another day.

Advertisements

Latest Comments

  1. Brian says:

    Nice bit of story telling Lyle. I children’s books in your future!! Writing, not reading.

    Like

  2. Phil Lanoue says:

    Terrific photos and captions to go along with them! Fit the scene perfectly.
    Can’t believe those other birds did not seem to be impressed by that stretch. 😕 😀

    Like

  3. caleephotography says:

    Haha! Never thought pelicans looked posh until now 🙂 Great pictures and story!

    Like

  4. westerner54 says:

    Ha! Those snooty pelicans are just too much.

    Like

  5. Mike Powell says:

    The pelican shots are wonderful. I am glad that you fought any thoughts you might have had of cropping out the little birds and made them an integral part of your clever story. I especially like the photo of the “stretching” pose. Who knew that pelicans possessed such pride and pretension?

    Like

I'd love to hear what you are thinking ...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s