This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago down in Galveston. The white pelicans are right in the middle of their migration through the area over the winter, and most can be seen hunched down along the shoreline as the cold north winds blow. This one particular pelican put on a great show jumping from one rock to another. It must have taken him (or her) a good 5 minutes to make the leap - stretching, preening, and wing flapping. As a photographer, you appreciate those moments -- when you catch nature in its unfiltered form.