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Photographing Sea World Fireworks over Mission Bay, San Diego

To celebrate the approach of Summer 2021 and their impending re-opening following Covid, Sea World San Diego presented its fireworks show over Mission Bay frequently during the month of April.  The timing was advantageous for a couple reasons. First, neither Sea World nor San Diego had not fully re-opened yet,…
April 28, 2021
BirdsSan Diego

Western Grebes and Clark’s Grebes Rushing on Lake Hodges

Western Grebes (Aechmophorus occidentalis) and Clark's Grebes (Aechmophorus clarkii) exhibit some of the most elaborate and impressive courtship behavior found in the animal world, including various vocalizations, swimming movements, the exchange of nesting material ("weed ceremony") and, most notably, the "rushing ceremony".  When grebes rush, they rise entirely out of…
March 9, 2021
San Diego

Paradise in February: San Diego

President's Weekend was nice here. The rest of the country is freezing, yup that's pretty bad. Southern California is in the midst of a bad drought and our Sierra Nevada is missing its usual snowpack which is going to hurt in the coming months, but at least the warm winter…
February 18, 2015