On my birthday this past weekend I took a much needed break and stopped off at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The last time I was there was in 2004 just after I got my 1D Mark II. Well this time around I had the luxury of photographing this great aquarium with my 1Ds Mark III. One thing that I have to commend the Monterey Bay Aquarium on is their commitment to education. Recently the Monterey Bay Aquarium started up a Tw
California’s coastline is hard to beat as a photographic subject. I’ve seen just about every mile of the California coastline from San Diego to the Oregon border and to this day one of my favorite areas is the coastline along Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey. What makes this stretch of coast so photogenic is the combination of surf, coastal rocks and rich kelp beds. Sunset on the Rocks – Monterey, Calif
One thing over the years that I’ve learned is to never keep your eyes too far off into the distance when trying to get your next photo. While photographing seascapes in Monterey, California I was rock hopping and paused to see what exactly I was hopping over. I was pleasantly surprised to see sea anemones in a rather small tidal pool. With a nice overcast sky I took the opportunity to switch out my wide angle l
Sea Otters are one of the more interesting wild animals in Northern California. From their playful interaction to their use of rocks as tools to eat their favorite food it’s hard to get enough of them. Photographed below is a wild Sea Otter in Monterey, California who kept his paws are on his ears while basking in the sun Sea Otter fur is unique and the main reason they were hunted so aggressively in the past.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the country let alone California. Even though I’ve visited several times it’s difficult not to be amazed by the beautiful display of sea life. This candid photo of an aquarium visitor displaying that moment of awe at the Sea Nettle Jellyfish display is a perfect example of that feeling you get when visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I have to admi
The California coastline is always a dynamic environment especially as storms generate large surf. Like clockwork nearly every big storm there are news stories of people knocked from the rocks by rogue waves and killed. When taking photos in precarious places along the coast one always has to have one eye out to sea. Even 15 feet above the water during this shoot I still had to retreat a couple of times as large sets