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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “unexpected”. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.
I’m only going to show you one photo for this photo challenge, simply because I think it illustrates it perfectly. I know the Oxford Dictionaries recently named “selfie” as word of the year, but seriously, “photobomb” would have been my pick.
Here’s nature’s version of a photobomb: an unexpected mallard duck flying in front of a white pelican as I was trying to take its picture. Thanks, dude.
You can view the rest of my photos of white pelicans in San Diego here.
Thank you, Janet!
How do you know what kind of bird that is? I can’t tell.
You can see it’s a mallard duck from the shape and color patterns. There are tons of those ducks out there along with many other birds.
Well I guess I would know that if I was a bird watcher, sadly I am not I do not take the time during the brief period that the birds fly through the state to stop and gawk at something I cannot eat. But thankyou for the info maybe I’ll try to pay a little more attention next time I see one whiz by.
We have so many types of birds here, I don’t know what most of them are.
Nice shot! I love the large birds found around the ocean.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Those pelicans sure are big. The same goes for the blue herons we see around here.
You’re right Milka, it IS perfect!!! A definite photobomb!!!
Thank you, Tina!
Brilliant photo, Milka! Even the pelican looks indignant on your behalf 🙂
Thank you, he sure does!
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