shrub along the waterfall trail
which species of redwood? Coast?
looks like oversized willow of some kind
cedar of some kind. on coast between Pfeiffer big Sur and Pfeiffer Burns
pine with whitish bark, short needles. 2 per fascicle.
looks like some species of magnolia
Botta's Pocket Gopher (Thomomys bottae), photo collage of the same individual, Big Sur overlook near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Monterey County, California - 9 April 2010. Found and photographed by my son Eli. Identification to species based mainly on location.
At big creek reserve
Monterey County, California, US
FINALLY!!! There were about 7 circling, and a turkey vulture wanting some attention too.
Four Condors and a dozen Turkey Vultures were interested in a location where a large group of Sea Lions had gathered.
Raven nests on apartment building on Stockton Street, at the corner of Pine Street, across and diagonal to The Ritz Carlton Hotel. Nests are on the curvy part of architecture near the roof.
This has been a popular perching spot for them in the past, but are nesting here now.
There were a bunch of condors joining the vultures and gulls in the feast. Crummy pic, but it was great to see the side-by-side size comparison. Condors are truly giants.
Unknown carrion. I can't even tell if they're cetaceans or elephant seals or what.