Saturday, March 10, 2012  A pod or squadron of pelicans warm their enormous beaks in the morning sunshine. Shem Creek is one of their favorite dining locations, where they pick up scraps from shrimp boats and the skeletal remains of filleted fish thrown from the docks. Pelicans are a familiar sight in Marea's world, as they skim over waves just inches from the surface, searching for their next meal.

© Lisa Downey 2012