Dalmatian Pelican changing direction with a bank turn, Northern Greece.
Early this year I had the pleasure of exploring, setting up and co-leading a workshop for 8 people to northern Greece to photograph the Dalmatian Pelican. With a wingspan greater than 10 foot these amazing birds would dwarf the brown pelicans found in most of the US (in fact the Dalmatian Pelican is the heaviest bird on the planet on average). Making images like this of one of these birds executing a hard ninety degree bank is even more than I expected. The Sigma APO 50-500mm OS HSM worked perfectly during the entire trip and allowed me to shoot all day without changing a lens or having to use a teleconverter once.