National Geographic : 1946 Jan
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by W. Robert Moore With His Famous Bill Gaping, This White Pelican Seems to Say, "Shove Off, Sailors, and Leave Me Alone" Although too young to fly, it has a 6-foot wingspread. Some 10,000 white pelicans inhabit this rookery in Pyramid Lake. The lake was named byFremont in1844 for the 475-foot pyramid in the distance. White band on shoreline shows where water level has dropped by recent evaporation. The Navy has an airbase near by.