Scouting Wildlife near Elkhorn Slough

June 27, 2014  •  1 Comment

The pressure was on to find a good location near Monterey Bay to take some wildlife photography students to to introduce them to the joys of the pursuit - i.e. crawling through guano only to watch your subject take off an instant before you lock focus then discovering that that bush you snuggled into to use as a blind is poison oak.  I think I found the spot!

Here's some pics from the other afternoon of the critters I hope my students get to photograph.

 

Great Egret coming in for a landing.

 

Those trees aren't dead. They are whitewashed with guano.  It's a rookery for Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and tons of Cormorants.

 

The Brown Pelican is a great introductory bird for bird-in-flight practice.  They are slow direct flyers and that pass by in wave after wave.

 

Harbor Seal

 

Heerman's Gull - a nice simple portrait of this handsome specimen.

 

Look what washed up on the bank.  The head of this thing is the size of a compact spare.

 

Jellyfish detail.

 

Red-tailed Hawk lurking in the woods.

 

Southern Sea Otters roughhousing.

 

Turkey Vulture feasting on student who didn't tip.

 

all contents copyright John Sherman


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1.Ashley(non-registered)
What camera and lense combo were you using for these? Thanks!
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