We came across this Elephant Seal Vista Point as we drove the Cabrillo Highway. We were impressed by the sight, one more experience that I had not encountered before. More info of the Elephant Seals
This post of animals is linked to CFFC
As we walked around the island, we came across this swan nesting her eggs. We made sure we did not go too close as they might leave the nest if you go too near the nest.
The female swan nests alone. The male is guarding the nest or is eating somewhere further away. The female rarely leaves the eggs during this month’s nesting time. So it’s virtually not eating of for four weeks. Even when the female leaves for a small distance to get something from the edible from the bottom of the sea it covers its eggs so they do not cool too much.
I know these do not really qualify as macro shots- more like close-ups. Topic is love, I thought of wedding rings, a kiss…I chose these photos because one of my cats, Sisko, was run over by a car past winter, and I can clearly see that she is also missed by her brother, Veikka and by us. She was dearly loved.
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This was hard, I do not often photograph creepy things,
The first is a bird skull found at our summer-house, a bird somehow gotten into our roof and died trying to get out – creepy..
A small mouse or some other rodent , well creepy?… aah!
But as a women I have to say I do not find them delightful 🙂 I nearly stepped on this when working in the field, cute here, but when in the house
More to be found at : Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Animals
It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.
Bald Eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of “white-headed”. The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.
The challenge was to photograph your morning. It was hard to come up with shot that would give an inkling of what my morning is like…here are shots I took, the top one is the one I admitted to the challenge…coffee, daily paper – breakfast.
The hardest part is to leave the warmth of the bed… slowly adjusting, pull a socks on, look out the window to see the weather – breakfast – enjoy the company of my pets, and finally its time to paint my face on…
What a good day
The challenge was to photograph reflections… I took some of my cats.