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The first contact with Australian Pelicans was a failure. Even in the bush on a flowing river we observed only their departure from afar– we probably too quickly walked out of the bend of the river. The second meeting has resulted in the presented images. This time we saw them from a distance in the middle of the river, when we were passing the bridge which during heavy rainfall can be found  8 meters under water. Then most of the crossings in the bush by a small makeshift bridges is impossible and roads are simply impassable. We stopped the car right after crossing the bridge and sheltered by coastal vegetation we went a few hundred meters along the banks of the river, reducing the distance between us and pelicans. I managed to take a few pictures coming closer and closer. Pelicans were already aware of our presence but they did not take their wings for the flight but only flowed out slowly. Finally, as during most sessions, the birds decided to change the location of their feeding. Photographing them is said to be easy in Sydney, where they count on an easy free meal from fishermen coming back from the sea. Unfortunately, because lack of time I did not have the opportunity to observe them in such a situation. The third meeting with the pelicans did not give a chance to take interesting photos. Although the pelicans did not mind when they were basking on the concrete structure, but the distance and the bright southern light made impossible taking interesting photos. Australian pelicans can weigh up to 10 kilograms and their wingspan can reach up to 2.5 meter.  So they are quite big, but they are the most interesting to look at when flying. Welcome.

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1.Yellow Spotted Monitor. 2. Eastern blue-tongued lizard. 3.Jewel Rainbow. 4.Sand Monitor. 5.Nobbi Dragon. 6.Saw-shelled turtle.
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1. Dingo. 2. Flying fox. 3. Agile wallaby. 4. Eastern grey kangaroo. 5.Common wallaroo. 6.Whiptail Wallaby.
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Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus