Friday, September 4, 2009

The Perfect Storm Every Afternoon in Florida

It's not always perfect in paradise! It stormed every afternoon, but it wouldn't last long. We planned for it each day, and coordinated our schedule around them.



We watched this storm roll in, parked at a beach and saw these pelicans ride it out. You can see the palm trees in the background blow in the forceful winds.



I guess it is always dinnertime for pelicans...



...and terns.

12 comments:

Vicki ~ FL said...

Great shots.....looks like you live on the east coast?!?

Montanagirl said...

What wonderful stormy shots. Love that first one, Hannibal.

Chris said...

Wow, Isn't it impressive?
Kind of hard to take pictures in these conditions, inst' it? But you did it well with nice subject. I would love to see pelicans!

Tina said...

Don't you love how those pelicans dive into the water like torpedos!! You really caught the mood of this storm in your photos..that water looks quite rough..

Coy said...

Wow!
All excellent images but the first one is incredible! You captured the power of the storm perfectly.

My brother Willard (pa wildlife photographer) told me to stop by your excellent blog and I'm glad I did; you work is beautiful!

Willard said...

Extremely dramatic images. The background in the first and second images really contributes to the mood of the storm.

Gail said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Bird Girl said...

Really neat to see the storm and how the birds just hung in there ;-)

Gardener's Garden said...

That second shot with the curling wave right in front of you is really awesome!

josie said...

Quel adjectif employer pour définir ces photos, tout simplement extraordinaire et vraiment très belles

Eve said...

OH WOW these pictures are perfect!!!! Just fantastic shots!!
That one with the waves surrounding the shot!! Woo hoo!!

TSannie said...

Stunning!