Wow, I love that shot! They are such beautiful animals. The photo reminds me of a wonderful experience I had a few years ago. I was jogging at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and a young white pelican was sitting on the handrail of the dock. I stood there and admired him for quite a while then slowly worked my way closer and closer to get a good view. After quite a while it became obvious that he was going to stay there for the long haul. I needed to get past where he was, so I proceeded cautiously. To my astonishment he let me walk right up to him without as much as flinching. As I walked past him on the narrow dock - literally within inches of him - he turned and made eye contact for a few seconds then turned back away toward the water as if he was communicating that he trusted me. Such a cool experience. Thank you for bringing back the memory!