Photo by Guy Edwards
The Dalmation Pelican, seen here on Lake Kerkini, Greece, is the world's largest pelican species. It is native to eastern Europe, Russia, and Asia, but its current population is threatened in some areas from hunting, water pollution and habitat loss, particularly a decline in wetlands. This photo is one of 25 images chosen by the UK's National History Museum for its 2016 short list of Wildlife Photographer of the Year candidates. The people's choice winning photo of the year will be determined after January 19, 2017.
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