Finalist Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Simone Caprodossi Baja California, Mexico
A brown pelican makes the most of fishing boat scraps. "Brown pelicans gather is numbers in ports and landing sites for fishing boats along the coast of Baja California," says photographer Simone Caprodossi. "We spent two days at an historical shark landing site off Bahia Magdalena engaging with the pelicans as they approached the fishing boats ready to take advantage of the fish scraps that are disposed of from the nets. The competition for the discarded catch is fierce with several pelicans swinging their beaks at the same time, pouch open to catch the easy meal. This clever pelican managed to push back its rivals with his open wings, protecting his catch at the same time."
BEHIND THE LENS
Simone Caprodossi Italy
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- Mid-morning shoot
- Good visibility
- Site accessed by boat
- Two days to capture the image
IMAGES BY Simone Caprodossi
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