Tag Archives: Point Reyes National Seashore

Anatomy of a photo #34: Trio of otters


Some of my favorite animals to watch and photograph in the wild are the North American River Otters (Lontra canadensis). Part of what makes them fun, is what a social creature they are, often intertwining and climbing over one another, … Continue reading

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Tule Elk: An essay in photos


I live near a large stretch of national park, and within that park there is an area that is protected for tule elk (a subspecies of our local elk). I try to take advantage of this natural resource from time … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #29: Young Raccoon feeding on the Bay


It often makes wildlife pictures interesting if you can capture them in natural behavior, not just sitting there. If you capture them while grooming or feeding, it adds a little action and a hint into their daily lives. I often … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Photo #26: The Sea Lion Snarls


This is another image, showing the rewards of kayak photography. I must say though, this was one of the few times I have been nervous while kayaking near wildlife. It wasn’t the teeth so much, as the proximity of this … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #25: Male Elephant Seal


I’ve worked with the nearby national seashore for years now, supplying them with images and documenting different projects around the park. Sometimes the park lets me take part in things like the elephant seal count. When this happens, I am … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Photo #23: The bobcat marks its territory


I sat there, photographing this bobcat as it sauntered down the beach. I saw it stiffen slightly as it saw me, but it barely paused, as it kept on towards me. As it walked down the shore, I took many … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #14: Three Willits in pickleweed


As I look through my photographs of animal images, I notice more and more that there are two main lighting conditions that most of my favorite portraits were taken in- early/late low angle sun, or else while the subject was … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #10: Freezing the flow of water in an image: Gull and crab claw


This post relates to the importance of shutter speed. A fast shutter speed can freeze action, making something like water appear solid- almost like crystal or an ice sculpture. The picture above for example was taken with a shutterspeed of … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #3: Egret fishing in fog


This image was made while kayaking early one morning on Drake’s Estero. When I saw this egret on the local oyster farm’s racks, I knew right away that I wanted a vertical orientation to the picture. The structure of the … Continue reading

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Abbotts Lagoon Restoration Project


The Point Reyes National Seashore is restoring hundreds of acres of coastal sand dunes that are home to many threatened and endangered species. This project is taking place on Ten Mile Beach, largely in the Abbotts Lagoon area. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Photo essay: Clammers on Tomales Bay: Part II


Part 2 in my Tomales Bay clamming series is hi lighted by Eloy Garcia, a man that has been visiting Tomales Bay, California for decades. Eloy’s method of catching his clams differs greatly from the majority of clammers out here. … Continue reading

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Clammers: A photo essay: Part I


I wanted to fool around with the idea of a photo essay, which is essentially a series of pictures with little or no text, but that still tells a story. This is Part I, and it is images of people clamming … Continue reading

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