I captured this photo in La Jolla, California a few months ago. This seaside area is known for its rugged coastline, semiaquatic marine mammals and these large water birds called Pelicans. This majestic creature is a small reminder of how beautiful our planet is. There are several species that are slowly becoming extinct but brown pelicans were removed from the U.S. Endangered list in 2009, in what was considered a major conservation success story. We need more stories like this.