Tag Archives: Wildlife

Sleeping Seals in San Diego

Sleeping Seals in San Diego

Killer Whales and a Killer Canine off San Juan Island

Orcas Breaching off San Juan Island

We got lucky.

Driving up the western coast of San Juan Island, fresh off the morning ferry, we saw a cluster of people on a rocky expanse looking out to sea. Figuring the “rubber-necking” likely meant creatures were in sight, we parked our car and hurried over to watch the show. Off in the distance, a pod of orcas was steadily making its way towards us.

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Baby Mountain Goat

Baby Mountain Goat

Juvenile mountain goat at Glacier National Park, MT

Proud as This Guy


Peacock on the grounds of the di Rosa Museum, Napa, California

Angry Birds

Allen's Hummingbird Perched

They’re small, graceful, marvels of engineering. They’re also altogether evil. O.K. that last part is a bit of an overstatement but, really, who knew these delightful little creatures were so vicious?

Every spring hoards of hummingbirds descend on U.C. Santa Cruz to harvest nectar from its Arboretum’s blooming buds. We followed them there entirely unprepared for what we’d find. Prior to this excursion we had only encountered solitary birds at artificial feeders, and even then, only rarely. To say that we knew little of them or their ways really gives us more credit than we deserve.

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