Pelicans are very malleable birds. Though they may not be very beautiful or majestic, I think if I had to live life as a bird I might choose to be a pelican just for how many different ways they can fly, swim and rest in. One of my long term photography goals is to photograph a pelican at near eye level as it just skims over the surface of the water. In the meantime, I still find pelicans in new positions I have not seen before.
The above female brown pelican had her neck turned 180 degrees with her beak resting between her wings in a homemade feather pillow. Using my Nikkor AF ED 80-200mm f/2.8D lens @ 200mm I did not disturb her at all to make this photograph, but I cannot tell for sure if she was sleeping with one eye open or not.
I wondered what she was dreaming about.