The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is ‘Up’
I had to think hard about this one, as the word UP brings to mind all sorts of meanings, so I started looking through my photographs for inspiration as to what photos to use for the challenge.
Keeping the niche of my blog in mind, I came across some photos of pelicans perched high UP on a lamp post; it’s not every day you see pelicans flying around free as a bird (pardon the pun), but we are privileged here in Australia to see them often; let me tell you about them.
When I was down at the beach one day, the resident pelicans were flying around in droves, many of them standing outside a local beachfront seafood restaurant. This restaurant throws out any bits of the fish they can’t use – and the pelicans know it.
They know the exact time it happens, and are always there five minutes before, waiting!
They fight each other to be the first to catch every morsel that is thrown out, making a heck of a noise in the process!
It has actually become a local attraction.
I never realized they were such big birds till I saw them for myself – they are absolutely huge – and there must have been well over a hundred of them there that day, all buzzing around!
I took these photos one day following their feeding frenzy outside the restaurant; after they had had their fill, some flew UP to perch on lamp posts, pruning themselves and savouring their tasty meal. They still looked huge way UP there!
I wouldn’t like to stand underneath them for too long!
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