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a pelican diving during a feeding session, Jurong Bird Park
September 17, 2015

Pelican Plunge

A pelican dives for fish during a feeding session at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. Nikhil Rasiwasia’s hopes for capturing the birds in good light was lost when it began drizzling, so the Your Shot member focused on the feeding finale, when fish that had been thrown in the air were tossed in the water instead. “The moment came all of a sudden,” Rasiwasia writes, noting that the timing of the shot captured the pelican’s pouch completely filled with water.

Rasiwasia’s photo was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Nikhil Rasiwasia, National Geographic Your Shot
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