Tag: bird

Soaring into 2020

Normally I’m more interested in landscapes than birds in flight, but when I knew there would be a bald eagle nearby I rented a big lens (not big enough) and stalked this eagle until I got the shot. Cheers to another great year and to soaring into 2020 with big things ahead of us!

Soaring into 2020


Green and Red and Blue

The greenish water to the red lighthouse to the blue sky made quite the rainbow of colors at the breakwater. It was very cold, and I was standing on a icy pier with water on each side of me, so I didn’t take long to get this shot and get back in the car!

Green and Red and Blue


Puffins!

High on my list of things to see in Iceland was the puffins. I waited in this spot for quite some time but only saw them flying pretty far away. After a few more moments of patience they started popping out of their nests in the ground literally all around us! I can confirm they are even better looking in person than they are in this image.

Puffins!


Humpback Whales and Friends

I didn’t come here to watch whales, they showed up just like I did. I saw one come out of the water near Pacifica, and thought that might be the only one I saw. After a few minutes I realized there were at least four very close to shore and easy to see. They kept popping up to catch fish, which attracted a ton of birds to pick up the scraps. I could figure out where the whales were going next just by watching the birds.

Humpback Whales and Friends

Humpback Whales and Friends


Man with a Knife

Most animals don’t want to get involved with a man with a knife, but this bird thought it was a rare opportunity for the best view around!

Man with a Knife


Just a Bird and a Sunset

This big fella was hanging out on the Pismo Beach Pier as I was walking by. He didn’t seem to notice me, but I’m pretty sure he was nonchalantly looking for a hand out. I quickly snapped his photo before he expected too much of me and went about my business


Hummingbird

I spent a long time standing in the rain to get this shot. There were plenty of hummingbirds zipping back and forth, but they were all so fast it was hard to stay focused on one long enough to get a few shots before it was gone. I like the way this one turned out, and the way the spot on the neck of the hummingbird matches the plants.


Lift Off

At the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco I scared this pigeon at the right time to get him taking off over the water.




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