I had some friends visiting from New York City and they wanted to see a nice Florida beach sunset. We drove up to Sanibel Island, walked around Bailey Tract, then drove through the J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge to see some white pelicans. After that we drove over to Turner Beach on Captiva Island. The beach has lots of shells and perfect white sand. On this particular evening we were also treated to a large group of diving brown pelicans and black skimmers. It was great fun photographing the birds against the setting sun. We got very lucky with sunset color and afterglow.
Brown pelican diving for fish at sunset on Turner Beach, Captiva Island, Florida
Brown pelican in flight at sunset at Turner Beach, Captiva Island, Florida
Brown pelicans fishing at sunset at Turner Beach, Captiva Island, Florida
Seashells on beach