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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Staying close







Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) mother and pup photographed on 25 April 2018.

P.S.  To avoid disturbing them, photographs were taken from a distance with a long telephoto lens and then heavily cropped.
 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sea Thrift


Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima), photographed near Dillon Beach on 22 May 2017
 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Happy Earth Day!

Just a few photos to help celebrate Earth Day!








Dark-eyed Gilia (Gilia millefoliata
 



Red Phalarope (Phalaropus filicarius)




The Water Planet courtesy of NASA
 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The colors of seed set


The beautiful colors of one of our local poppies, Hesperomecon linearis (formerly Meconella linearis), as it finishes flowering and produces fruit.

P.S.  To see what the flowers look like before they go to seed, review the post called "Yellow to red" on 6 April 2013.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cloud peak


Yesterday (16 April 2018) brought scattered showers and dramatic layers of clouds on the horizon.
 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Colors of the sea





In honor of the Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival (April 14-15, 2018), a close-up of fish scales. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Among the stones


On the way home from work tonight, I noticed a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) flying low over a field.  It reminded me of this Killdeer nest that I photographed a couple of years ago.  The patterning on the eggs looked remarkably similar to the little pieces of granite scattered around the nest site.