Saw a few of them flying today. I love pelicans so I was psyched to see them.
I think. . . This was a pretty big guy. Attacked a smaller one.
I think. . . A whole flock of them flew and landed right by me as I was walking back to the parking lot.
I was hoping to find at least one of these guys. I went over a rock and spotted a whole tide pool of these guys.
Best part of having an underwater camera, I can take pictures where ordinary cameras can't. :-)
I think this is a turban snail. Any help would be appreciated.
This was so common.
I think. . .
Lots of these guys. And they were huge.
These were probably dead. They looked dried up and the red color was fading and even gone in some.
Lots of these guys in one tide pool.
Lots of this stuff.
Not sure what type this is. According to my Audubon book there should be several species in this area.
There was some scattered here and there. And yes, my lovely foot is in this photo too.
Hasn't developed the blue, but it has the bands.
I'm not sure what this is. The thing that I'm focusing on is the light colored stringy stuff.
I think so. Found on the base of a huge kelp(as mentioned in the octopus observation.) The thing looks like a trapdoor spider home.
Juvenile. I found a whole piece of kelp that somehow got ripped up from the tide and I saw all sorts of cool stuff under the base of it like coral and hermit crabs. Well, I'm about ready to leave and I see something crawling. It turned out to be this poor little guy trying to get back to sea. I felt bad so I made sure the little guy got his wish and put him back to sea. Help from Robberfly for ID. Thank you.
Lots of these guys on the beach. I tried to get picture of other surfbirds but only got a picture of this guy and another species.
I think. . .and yes that is my lovely foot in the photo :-)
This guy actually let me get close to him. I was about 3 feet away when I took this picture.
Very common around the dunes area. I'm not gonna lie, I did attempt to find the local legless lizard which lives there but stop after almost touching poop a couple of times.
I think. . .and lots of it!
Might be oakmoss.
I think. ID based on the black chin.
This girl decided to take a bath in front of my family and I.
Found in the park.
ID based on size and color. If I'm right, this was a very cool find for me.
The only one in the pond. It was also the biggest fish in the pond.