Scouting Wildlife near Elkhorn Slough
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.
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.
Red-tailed Hawk lurking in the woods.
Southern Sea Otters roughhousing.
Turkey Vulture feasting on student who didn't tip.
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What camera and lense combo were you using for these? Thanks!
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