Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Great weekend for wildlife

I had a fantastic weekend for experiencing and photographing wildlife. We took a hike out to the end of Tomales Point in Point Reyes National Seashore, which goes through the Tule Elk Reserve there. We must have seen at least 100 elk along the trail! Then we also took our annual trip to Ano Nuevo State Reserve to see the elephant seals and their breeding season antics. As you can see here, this image is neither an elk or seal, but it was a shot that I had already processed and was just waiting to be uploaded. So since I have a few thousand shots to go through from this weekend and haven't had the time to do so yet, this is what I've got for now.

In the meantime, a sparrow

This shot was taken in a small dog park along the Bay Trail in Marin County near Bothin Marsh on Richardson Bay. I had used up the good morning light in the marsh but decided to wander up the trail to see if there was anything else interesting around. I wasn't expecting much, but a group of these little guys were playing in the shadows of some trees that hadn't yet seen the light of morning. This gave me some nice even lighting instead of the harshness that was in the rest of the park.


  1. Hooray! I can't wait to see the photos from this weekend of the Tulle elk and other outdoorsy sights.

  2. I always love green behind a subject. I believe that is an American Tree Sparrow. All the best and I can't wait to see the mammals!

  3. Thanks, Laura -- its elephant seals for right now, but I think I have some really nice elk shots coming up soon!

    Thanks, Jarred! I agree about the green, and its especially true when you can get it with some shadow or overcast light, when the color comes out even better.