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This rocky coastline south of Pigeon Point is the perfect place for Pelicans to sit and watch for fish. They come and go all day and make dramatic plunges into the ocean when they spot their dinner. I had to wait quite a while for the right combination of wave and light in order to show this place off at its best. Notice how the foreground rock is completely wet? Several times, I had to grab the tripod and run, as one wave after another pounded that rock. I also had to wait for a background wave that was big enough to break in a nice curl, but not so big as to block the ocean's horizon.

This rocky coastline south of Pigeon Point is the perfect place for Pelicans to sit and watch for fish. They come and go all day and make dramatic plunges into the ocean when they spot their dinner. I had to wait quite a while for the right combination of wave and light in order to show this place off at its best. Notice how the foreground rock is completely wet? Several times, I had to grab the tripod and run, as one wave after another pounded that rock. I also had to wait for a background wave that was big enough to break in a nice curl, but not so big as to block the ocean's horizon.

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