Quietly and without any fuss Pelicans glide around the edges of the harbor. Generally moving at a slow speed, the shot is all about the angle.
Coming straight at me, this pair turned together like a pair of dancers.
They veered off at the last moment, following the shape of the USS Yorktown and staying over the water. I was at the edge of the flight deck where the deck becomes wider.
This single Pelican was also following the edge of the Yorktown, a little higher off the water, with the Charleston Peninsula as his backdrop.
The Pelican’s large wingspan makes a shot against the sky work. The feather and chest detail show off nicely as he passed over me with just a tilt to alter his direction.
Taken three days in May, 2017.