In Cabrillo National Monument, take the road down to the tide pool area and park in the first parking lot. Walk down the path to the cliffs.
F-5.6, 1/4000 sec, ISO 400, 300 mm focal length.
This image of the pelican was taken from the cliffs overlooking the Tide Pool area of Cabrillo National Monument. The pelicans transit this area back and forth, the challenge is capturing the right lighting and focus in a fully zoomed lens with little prep time.