Urban Coyotes in San Francisco are again making news. Earlier in the summer another Coyote was shot and killed by California Wildlife Services in the Presidio. On top of that another Coyote was reported killed today in the Presidio after being struck by a car. Hunters shoot aggressive coyotes in Presidio – San Francisco Chronicle Word is that the San Francisco City Board of Supervisors will be taking up the top
A surprising observation I made a couple years ago is that of all the places I’ve traveled Crows have been everywhere but the Arctic. This includes 13,000 foot mountains down to sub-sea level Death Valley. Not only are Crows everywhere its easy to determine that they’re a thinking animal with problem solving skills. I’ve seen them wait out people to get their trash and I’ve seen Crows gang up
Now that I’ve got your attention… For those sitting on the fence contemplating joining in on my Sea Otter Photo Tour this September 7th and 14th there’s no time like the present to register. Sea Otters are incredibly good photography subjects and are entertaining to boot. Opportunities to photograph their playful antics and unique feeding behavior doesn’t get better than this. Spaces are filli
Looking forward… I cannot wait until early September. The prospect of photographing Sea Otters again is keeping me going these days. The act of photographing a landscape or nature subject has always been a meditative experience for me. Add to the mix a cute furry critter like Sea Otters and you have a magical combination that adds up to a relaxing and fun time. Only 62 more days to go… Join me on my Sea O
California Sea Otters certainly have an air of relaxation about them.Â As relaxed as they seem they’re actually quite active eating 20% of their body weight in food per day. Their constant pursuit of food is a reflection of their fast metabolism that helps them survive in the frigid northern California water. Their diet includes mostly invertebrates such as sea urchins, mussels, abalone, clams, scallops, crabs
This fall I will be leading (2) two California Sea Otter photography tours near Monterey, California and you’re invited! From the comfort of a pontoon boat those in attendance will have the ability to photograph the natural behaviors of California Sea Otters and potentially other species including Harbor Seals, California Sea Lions, Cormorants, Pelicans, Grebes, Surf Scoters and many other shore birds. Each tou
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.