Twenty observed close to the cliff shore, diving and preening. A few were molting into their red necks and gold ear tufts.
Many flowering plants observed on rocky bald habitat, north-facing slope in association with grasses, mosses, and reindeer lichen.
The prodigious scat pile of a European rabbit. Perhaps a latrine used by multiple rabbits?
On a satellite tower in the sound. Adult male. Here's a photo one of the crew members took: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0wvNAuNIfOI/UITQJgerVpI/AAAAAAAAGCw/vXhrdpaAuSU/s1600/IMG_7378%2B%25282%2529.jpg
I didn't get a photo of this one. I just saw it when it surfaced briefly and then it was gone.
We saw a ton of these on our 7 hour whale watching tour in Puget Sound. I know it's not a good photo, but I'm sure of the ID.
3 observed in a hedgerow backed by farm pastures.
Above water at -1.2 low tide.
Amidst barnacles in lower center of photo; observed in tidepool.
In upper right corner of photo; observed in tide pool.
Flowering in the grass prairie.
Rockweed exposed at -1.2 foot low tide.
In tide pools at -1.2 foot low tide; all with pink tentacles withdrawn.
Found under rock in tide pool at -1.2 low tide.
Found under tide pool rock at -1.2 low tide.
Found beneath a rock in tidepool at -1.2 foot tide.
Common in tidepools at low tide ( -1.2 feet on this day); some with tentacles extended, others withdrawn.
One observed partially under a rock in a tide pool.
Flowering in mossy substrate within conifer forest (location very approximate).
In full flower, draped over ocean spray in conifer forest (location very approximate).
One crawling on the bark of a conifer, about 5 feet off the ground (location very approximate).
One crawling on a twig arched over the mossy ground in a conifer forest (location very approximate).
Conifer snag riddled with the oblong excavations of a pileated woodpecker (location very approximate). Fresh wood chips on ground.
Shrub in fruit along trail just beyond parking area.
About 10 feet up on a Red Alder snag in mixed coniferous forest (location very approximate).
Carpets of white flowers in the conifer forest (location very approximate).
One individual seen in a hedgerow backed by farm pastures along Vista Road east of Mud Bay Road.
Purple color phase.