While I was at the Flamingo checking out the flamingos, I also came across this jaunty looking fellow.
I've always liked pelicans. Not overly sure why - I think its because they are so majestically absurd, kinda like giraffes.
I spent a few minutes watching this fellow mug for the camera - at least it seemed like he was showing off, as he kept doing this rather graceful bow for whoever stopped long enough to notice him.
I have always tried to capture pictures of pelicans in the wild, so it was nice to spend some time up close to one. However it feels like cheating to say I finally got good pictures, so my quest for good wild pelican pictures will continue.
In the mean time, these photos will have to do.