Didn’t your mother ever tell you to eat with your mouth closed?  This hungry pelican was snapped by Flickr user glasshalffull91 at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Gainesville, Fla., and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group.

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  1. The clarity of the sunlight coming through the pouch of the pelican is just beautiful. Luck you to have been in the right spot at the right time.

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