Category Archives: marine life

A morning’s kayak


It’s been a long day, but well worth it. I haven’t been making it out on the water enough lately, and so today, even though there was a lot to do later in the day, I made special plans for … Continue reading

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Sea Otters: A micro movie of a mother and child


I’ve been enjoying a little vacation in Monterey, and in addition to taking many, many photographs of this beautiful area and its abundant marine life, I have also been keeping on with my wildlife video experiments… Hopefully this doesn’t fall … Continue reading

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Oysterscapes: An Essay of Photos


Water seems to be a central theme here in this bucolic stretch of northern California. With Tomales Bay and Drake’s Estero, here in my lap, I find myself hardly able to escape aquaculture during my many paddlings. Millions of visitors … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #9: Harbor Seal portrait


I captured this image the first time I took my dad kayaking. It was early one afternoon in Tomales Bay, when the winds were calm. While I have seen many seals on the bay, we were lucky on this day … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #5: Bubble Jelly in Drake’s Estero


This is a picture I took while kayaking in Drake’s Estero, a body of water lying within the Point Reyes National Seashore, one of my local parks. This one was simple to take. I have a small, digital point and … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #38: Hawktopus


It was the middle of winter, less than two weeks past solstice, and there were rumors of whales in Tomales Bay. It was hard for me to put my kayak in the water before 4:30pm that week, but one day … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #42: Fallen star


Paddling along Tomales Bay in my kayak one day, at a very low tide, I came across a star fish whose own weight had peeled it off of the rocks. I was enthralled by the various textures and shapes, the … Continue reading

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Elephant Seals: Mother Love


It’s November, and the first of the bull Elephant Seals should be starting to arrive any day now, ready to stake out their territories on select beaches of the California Coast. They will be vying for choice real-estate, that they … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #82: Let sleeping seals lie


Most of my Harbor Seals portraits have been taken while kayaking, in fact I’ve written posts discussing techniques on photographing them from kayaks, but that is not the only way to capture images of them, even if it is my … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #77: Sea Lion Tongues


New I have not seen many Sea Lion tongues in my time. This is one of the few. I believe this is actually a Stellar Sea Lion, one of two species we have here in California. I wish this image … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #76: Otter tongue (and fish)


New I see otter tongues with some regularity, either while they are eating and sometimes while they are grooming on shore between swims. Usually though it is a quick flash inside of the mouth as they are chewing, or a … Continue reading

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Gulls and starfish: An almost disturbing essay in photos


New Gulls eating starfish are by no means a phenomenon, as I come across them at least a few times a year. It does not however seem to be their staple diet. It can be a little disturbing to watch … Continue reading

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