West Coast Shoreline
Beautiful West coast shoreline, with its crashing waves and rocky beaches. Calming to hear the waves going back and forth. Yet, so dangerous if you were to venture in its waters.
Coastal Wild Onion
Was out wandering out by the cliffs at Sonoma Coast State Park and spied these wild onion blooms clinging to the edge.
On a drive down to Southern California along the coast highway; there were many scenic overlooks to view the Pacific Ocean.
Wandering around the tide pool, I saw this calcified seashell. It looked like a black turban snail had taken up residence but I don’t think anyone was home when I inspected it closer.
Pollicipes polymerus is found in the north eastern Pacific Ocean, its range extending from southern Alaska to Baja California. It occurs on rocky coasts in the intertidal zone and favors exposed areas where there is much wave action. It tends to occur in closely associated groups and is often abundant.
Dinner is Served
Great Heron with dinner. I lucked out on this shot. The Heron was wadding through the tide pool and suddenly lunged (I thought it tripped) and in its beak – dinner.
One afternoon last week, I spent the afternoon at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (just outside of Half Moon Bay, CA). This Great Heron was standing in the tide pool searching/hunting for dinner.
Another shot from my trip down the coast last month. All this beautiful beach with the rocks in the surf. These young elephant seals seemed to be too lazy to enjoy their environment.