Shell Beach 2011 — photo 1 of 32: This pelican must be having a hard time waking up! In what looks like a big yawn, it has its head thrown back, and its beak wide open to the sky! Kinda strange! Shell Beach, California, December 2011. Camera used: Sony Alpha α77 with Sony G-Series 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
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