Four-Years Ago (04-January-2016) — California

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 0: San Diego, California.

Morning walkabout near the cruise port area of San Diego. A Seagull (unidentified) posed in front of the MV World Odyssey. We would embark on the vessel the next day in Mexico for the Spring 2016 Semester at Sea voyage.  I also saw a Brown Pelican and a different Seagull (unidentified) posing on the head of a statue.

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Seagull posing in front of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 10-30 mm lens (ISO 200, 28.5 mm, f/10, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Brown Pelican. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 264 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Seagull posing on the head of a statue. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 183 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (05-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 5: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

I love visiting Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Lots and lots of birds as well as an alligator hiding in the swamp to view and photograph.

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Alligator Taking a Mud Bath Along Biolab Road. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)


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Eight-Years Ago (05-June-2010) — Bonaire

Gone to See the Caribbean Islands. Semester at Sea Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant. Day 10: Kralendijk, Bonaire.

Brown Pelican With an Itch in Kralendijk Bonaire. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 250 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec).

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Brown Pelican With an Itch in Kralendijk Bonaire. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 250 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (05-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America. February 2014 Florida Road Trip. Day 5: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Two Brown Pelicans, one flying and one in the Water. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1600 sec).

Brown Pelican Flying By a White Pelican in the Water. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Two Pelicans. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)

Seven-Years Ago (05-June-2010) — Bonaire

Gone to See the Caribbean Islands. Semester at Sea Spring 2010 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop with Michael Mariant. Day 10: Kralendijk, Bonaire.

Brown Pelican Preening Along the Dock. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec).

Brown Pelican Preening in Kralendijk Bonaire. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Brown Pelican Preening in Kralendijk Bonaire. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)