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DOWNLOADING THE IMAGE

1: right click on the image above and save target as
2: select the file folder where you want the image saved
3: download

SETTING UP THE PHOTO AS A BACKGROUND
4: click on START (windows desktop bottom left)
5: choose "control panel" and then click "display"
6: select "desktop" from the top menu tabs
7: click browse, go to the file where you saved the photo that you downloaded
8: double click it and it will appear in the box on the desktop panel.
9: highlight it by clicking on it , select "stretch" in the box under the "browse" button and then choose apply, click OK

Pelican Peace

On the edge of Lake Nakuru in the mighty Kenyan rift valley, Pelicans who fish in the shallow brackish lake roost in the shallows on mud banks and awake at dawn in the thermal mists where they stretch and preen. As the sun rises they dry off then head out to feed. They roost in colonies for protection from predators such as Hyena which hunt the shallows.

Eastern White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus

A very large bird with a pinkish flush in the breeding season. Pelicans habitually fish in groups on open freshwater lakes and nest on the ground on flat islands in colonies. They have an extendable pouch under their beak used like a big scoop to catch small fish.

Nikon D300, DX format, AF-S VR-Nikkor 300mm f 2.8  G lens, 1/800th sec @ f7.1, ISO 500

Photograph by Andrew Woodburn