Point Reyes Elephant Seals

There were a lot of elephant seals laying out on the beaches at Point Reyes National Seashore. They truly are fascinating animals that have come back from the verge of extinction 100 years ago. The more common locations to view elephant seals are typically at Point Piedras Blancas just north of San Simeon and at …

Canada Goose Family

It was very windy out on this evening when the Canada Geese tried to retire for the evening. I’m sure some of the women out there that read my blog (like my mom) can relate to this Canada Goose family photo. This was the most unique thing that I witnessed during this trip and it …

Moose at Kootenay National Park

Moose and black bear are two big game animals that have proven to be elusive for my camera throughout the years despite several sightings. I got a few poor-quality snapshots of moose at Yellowstone National Park when I was still in college but wasn’t able to photograph one for real until recently at Kootenay National …

Wildlife Viewing Behavior at National Parks

The most abundant animals that I came across were elk and big horn sheep. This one herd of sheep must have numbered close to 20. I probably spent about five hours total with them during this trip. They are really interesting creatures though they seemingly spend the majority of their time grazing or laying down. …

Battle for Control of Point Piedras Blancas

Elephant seals fighting on the beach at Point Piedras Blancas is not an unusual sight but this particular sequence was interesting to me because the seal on the left had some big wounds on its neck. Pretty gruesome stuff with the pink meat hanging out like that. See more of my California Central Coast pictures.

Grizzly Bear Postcard

I provide images to a health care office supplies company and one of their newest products involves my grizzly bear cub photo. These postcards are labeled as “recall cards” (sent when you miss your scheduled appointment in other words), so don’t skip your medical appointments otherwise you might be receiving one of these in the …

Sleepy Elephant Seals

We took PCH, the scenic route, home and the elephant seals at Point Piedras Blancas were the highlight of the drive. Mostly juveniles were there at this time with the adults coming in the month or so. They were cute. I hope to spend a few days focused solely on photographing adult bulls fighting each …

Orca

As mentioned in the previous post, I took the Captain’s Choice Boat Tour but this had to have been the most frustrating photo shoot I have ever been on in my life. The seas were quite rough on this day particularly in the open seas around the Chiswell Islands. Shooting from a boat is difficult …

Playful Grizzly Bear Cub

This was probably my favorite photo from Alaska. I don’t know what it is but I can’t stop smiling when I look at this. Seeing the grizzly bear cub playing with the driftwood for quite some time, it was fascinating to watch the destruction the cub did on it. See more of my grizzly bear …