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White Pelicans on Pyramid Lake
In spring the white pelican comes to Pyramid Lake (north of Reno NV) to nest on Anaho Island.  In 2011 I kayaked in the southern part of the lake, where the Truckee River feeds into the lake, and photographed the pelicans.  There were large groups that would be feeding and then would suddenly take off to fly were they thought the feeding was better.  I found that if I just drifted they really did not care how close I came.  I was photographing a small group that was feeding furiously and all of a sudden a larger group behind me took off, I was able to swing around and fire a handful of shots.

White Pelicans on Pyramid Lake
In spring the white pelican comes to Pyramid Lake (north of Reno NV) to nest on Anaho Island. In 2011 I kayaked in the southern part of the lake, where the Truckee River feeds into the lake, and photographed the pelicans. There were large groups that would be feeding and then would suddenly take off to fly were they thought the feeding was better. I found that if I just drifted they really did not care how close I came. I was photographing a small group that was feeding furiously and all of a sudden a larger group behind me took off, I was able to swing around and fire a handful of shots.

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