Photo: Sweet baby pelican basks in the mangrove

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Our photo of the day comes from sunny North Palm Beach, Florida.

Pelicans are so wonderfully contrary; they are gangly and awkward like a modern-day pterodactyl, yet they fly and dive with such wonderful grace and alacrity. For the babies of the bunch, like this well-fed young brown pelican photographed by Bob Peterson, you can add a whole lot of cute to the mix. Look at that face! Bob writes that this guy is called Baby Huey, and describes the shot: "Huey, a well-fed baby brown pelican, resting in his red mangrove tree at John D MacArthur Beach State Park. Taken via kayak float by."

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