This photo was taken a couple of months ago in Florida. It amazes me to see the pelicans dive from as much as 60 feet above the water straight down to catch a fish. Very dramatic!
I was surprised to read that pelicans have a religious connection. In medieval Europe, the pelican was thought to be particularly attentive to her young, to the point of providing her own blood by wounding her own breast when no other food was available. As a result, the pelican came to symbolise the Passion of Jesus (Wikipedia).