I first heard about the white pelicans passing through our area in the spring a few years ago. By the time I heard about it, they were already gone. Every spring after that I’d be out at the lakes, searching. At first, nothing. They became mythical in my mind. I felt I may as well be chasing unicorns. Then I got lucky and saw a flock lift off from the lake, quite a distance from where I stood. Too far for a photograph, but breathtaking. They are magnificent! Finally last year I was able to find a spot where I could snap a few photos. This painting is a result of 3 of those photos. Just look at that schnoz! What fun.