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.
It is with pain in my heart and tears in my eyes that I write this memoriam of my friend Rebecca Jackrel who recently lost her battle with cancer this week. Rebecca was a driven and dedicated wildlife photographer who prided herself in recent years raising awareness to the plight of the Ethiopian Wolf via the Ethiopian Wolf Project with Will Burrard-Lucas . Quite the world traveler her trips always centered around co
In 2009 I was very fortunate to have had some incredible photo opportunities. Selecting my best photos from this past year was much more difficult than choosing my best photos of 2008 and 2007. After taking the time to review the best of the tens of thousands of photos I took this year I narrowed my choices down to the best 50, then best 25 and finally down to these 10 best photos. To view higher resolution versions
The diversity and relative abundance of wildlife here in Northern California is one of the many qualities of this area that attracted me to call this location home. With the thought of “abundance” in mind I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend with family sharing good food and creating lasting memories. Even at this time of year birds have their feasts, rather than being feasted on, as is eviden
This weekend was the first of two Sea Otter photo tours (November ’09 & January ’10) I scheduled some time ago and it was a blast. Photographing wildlife is extremely rewarding, but being able to share the experience with others who are passionate or merely curious about photographing wildlife is incredibly rewarding. While I sort through construction in my office this week I wanted to point my reader
Point Lobos State Reserve is truly one of the gems of the California State Park system. I credit Art Wolfe with piquing my interest in this particular reserve. The rugged beauty of this area is a feast for the eyes and one of the premiere locations for nature photographers to visit. The trails are well kept, easy to hike and is one of the few areas where coastal wildlife is abundant. Before and/or shortly after my S
I’ve finalized dates for photo tours and workshops in Monterey, Death Valley and Yosemite National Park for the later half of 2009. I’ll be adding more details about these shortly on my Photo Tours page. Mark your calendar, revisit my site often for updates and don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you’d like to sign up. Sea Otter Photo Tour – Monterey, California Saturday November 7t
Photo Info: Canon 1Ds Mark III, 840mm (600mm + 1.4x TC), ISO 100, F/25, 1/40 sec On the evening of Thursday the 12th of December and the morning of Friday the 13th December of 2008 there was a perigee moon that I was eager to photograph. Unfortunately Friday the 13th came early, clouds obscured the moonrise in the San Francisco area Thursday evening. Friday I happened to be up early in order to drive out to photograp