The Colours of the Pelican

Along the coastline of Namibia, where the desert and the ocean meet, we met this pelican. It is the decathlete under the water birds, a very all-round flyer and fisher. Smart birds. And as old as time. From prehistoric times.The fossil record shows that the pelican lineage has existed for at least 30 million years. To compare: the tiger exists for ‘only’ 2 million years. The colour palette really is astonishing. © Q-Dock, all rights reserved.