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February 2010


How I Lost My Apple-ginity

You know the feeling. That special iFeeling. You walk into the Apple Store and immediately have the joy. Oooh. Aaah. "How cool would it be to have one of those? Just think how my photography experience would improve with THAT! I know I could be twice as productive with that…
February 26, 2010
FalklandsSouthern Ocean

Westpoint Island, Falkland Islands

Photos of Westpoint Island and Rockhopper Penguins, Falkland Islands Morning finds us at Westpoint Island. We can only see about 200’ up into the rolling green hills; heavy cloud cover obscures everything above that. It looks wet in the hills. Our zodiac lands on a small boat ramp, one of…
February 23, 2010
FalklandsSouthern Ocean

New Island, Falkland Islands

Photos of New Island, Falkland Islands Tall seacliffs overlook the southern Atlantic Ocean, a habitat on which albatross and penguin reside.Image ID: 23809Location: New Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom Today is New Years Day, an appropos date on which to land at New Island in the Falklands, our first landing…
February 22, 2010
La JollaPelicans of La JollaSeabird

Sunrise Pelican

On a recent winter morning I found this adult California brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) displaying the species' characteristic winter breeding plumage (note the chestnut hindneck) posing nicely as the distant sky took on the pre-sunrise purple glow. This is basically straight out of the camera. I did not adjust…
February 15, 2010
Pelicans of La JollaSeabird

California Pelican with Identification Tag

Garry McCarthy forwarded this link to me today, about the distress that many California brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) are in this winter: 14 recovering pelicans released along Calif. coast. It appears that this year's El Nino phenomenon is causing fish to be deeper in the ocean than normal, making…
February 14, 2010
La JollaPelicans of La JollaSeabird

Brown Pelicans

This morning I photographed brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) in La Jolla. I really don't need any more photos of pelicans but the setting is so beautiful that I keep returning. I've enjoyed these cliffs for 30 years. (We used to cliff dive off of them in college but now…
February 13, 2010
Southern Ocean

Sunset Arch, Southern Ocean

During our crossing from Falklands to South Georgia Island we were treated to a magnificent sunset: Photographer takes picture of a spectacular sunset arch, spanning the heavens from horizon to horizon, over the open sea between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island.Image ID: 24096Location: Southern Ocean A long band…
February 6, 2010
Southern OceanVideo

Equipment List for Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands

Equipment List for Antarctica, South Georgia Island and the Falklands. Adelie penguins leaping into the ocean from an iceberg.Image ID: 25005Species: Adelie Penguin, Pygoscelis adeliaeLocation: Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica This is what I used on my recent Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands trip. Photo gear will be described tomorrow…
February 2, 2010