Megans Bay on St. Thomas’ North coast is among the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
We spent the day there – swimming, resting, wandering along the beach, watching birds, fish, and people.
I could have been content looking at 50+ shades of blue and green all day:
But the peaceful gazing upon calm blue waters was quickly interrupted by free entertainment from flying dinosaurs.
Soon, one of them flew by at eye level:
Alright, so the flying dinosaurs turn out to be brown pelicans. But don’t they look like they are the missing link between all the other birds and their dinosaur ancestors? Just take a look at that massive beak and those wings!
When they see fish near the surface, they move in with the utmost precision:
Sometimes, it becomes a coordinated attack:
That throat pouch sure comes in handy for holding a big mouthful of fishes.
As their stomachs are getting fuller, lift-off from the water seems to occur in slow motion, though still resembling a graceful water ballet.
And so the day passes on the water….
Ed’s Sunday Stills theme this week: On the Water