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Black Bear Cub by Doug Dance
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Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba

American White Pelican
Lockport, MB. Canada.

fun facts - With a wingspan up to 3m. (10′) and weighing 5-9 kg (10-20 lbs) the American White Pelican is one of the largest birds in N. America. Manitoba is home to aprox. ½ the Canadian population, with many of them congregating at St. Andrews Lock & Dam just north of Winnipeg.

Coast to Coast ~ Shades of Black & White ~ Abstractions ~

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A big Thank You to everyone for comments on my Pelican photos…

St Andrews Lock and Dam is located in Lockport Manitoba,
(Just North of Winnipeg) And it can be an almost magical place to photograph the majestic American White Pelicans. Flocks gather at the base of the dam, feeding near the fish ladder.

These photos were taken in the spring with a late afternoon sun, which gave great opportunities for capturing some interesting lighting. Another bonus was being able to photograph the birds from either the shore or the sidewalk on top of the dam - great for shooting down into the feeding frenzy, or capturing the birds in flight at eye level…