Utah

Hite Crossing Bridge over the Colorado River, Utah

The Hite Crossing Bridge lies in the spectacular middle of nowhere, spanning the Colorado River in southern Utah near the north end of Lake Powell. It is the only crossing of the Colorado River on a 295 mile stretch (110 miles north at Moab and 185 miles south at Glen…
February 9, 2024
La JollaSea Lion

California Sea Lions Bodysurfing at La Jolla Cove

I've been waiting and watching for weeks for the California sea lions at La Jolla Cove to begin bodysurfing. It's usually a winter behavior.  I've seen small bouts of surfing from them recently but nothing worth photographing, until a few days ago. I guess they were waiting for last June's…
January 15, 2024
Pelicans of La JollaSeabird

La Jolla Seabirds in Late December

Our long run of perfect weather mornings changed, and my string of uninterrupted days photographing in La Jolla came to an end, in mid-December around Christmas.  Still, I enjoyed several nice mornings including a few with good flight behavior. Most interesting were two days in which a large bait ball…
January 3, 2024
La JollaSurf

La Jolla Cove Big Surf December 29, 2023

La Jolla Cove experienced big surf December 29, 2023. Indeed, all of San Diego was getting giant waves for the entire weekend. I was out photographing several times, and the best waves I saw were just before sunset on December 29, straight out from La Jolla Cove.  It was getting…
December 29, 2023
KenyaSafariWisdom

Wildlife Photography with the Sony Alpha One and Sony 200-600 Lens

I switched to a Sony Alpha One for my topside photography in May 2023. After shooting about 50,000 frames through it in Kenya and locally, I have thoughts.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 Background Over the past 20+ years I have owned many digital cameras from all three manufacturers (Nikon, Canon, Sony).  My underwater gear…
November 24, 2023
La JollaSurf

La Jolla Cove Big Surf, Saturday January 14, 2023

La Jolla Cove was breaking with big surf this morning, Saturday January 14, 2023. La Jolla Cove does not break often. It was larger last week but this morning was still big. I photographed until about 11am and then left before the rain arrived.  There were about a thousand people…
January 15, 2023
Seabird

Royal Terns in La Jolla, Sterna maxima

I've got a couple places in La Jolla that I go to to photograph animals or seabirds. Lately, one of those spots has had many Royal Terns (Sterna maxima).  These images illustrate both non-breeding plumage (which is distinguished by the tern's black head cap only covering the back of the…
December 29, 2022
Pelicans of La JollaSeabird

Pelican Yoga, Winter 2022/2023, Part III

When photographing the birds in La Jolla, lately I have found myself trying to capture their bizarre contortions and realized these birds are the original yoga practitioners!  (When brown pelicans bend their head backward to their back it is usually as a part of preening, so that the preen oil…
December 24, 2022