This gorgeous, young deer let me get pretty close while hiking at Point Lobos in Monterey, California last August.  I’ve encountered quite a few deer on the Monterey Peninsula over the years including this momma and baby walking down the middle of the street in town and these guys along the 17 Mile Drive from […]

Although it’s a two hour drive from San Francisco, Point Lobos is one of my favorite places to hike, and I’m always so excited when a trip to California allows me to go out of my way to visit Monterey.  This is an abandoned building toward the coast from Whaler’s Cove. On Today’s Date in […]

Like most of the animals at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the sea otters are rescued animals that can no longer survive in the wild.  They have always been my favorite exhibit at the aquarium. The good news about photographing sea otters at the aquarium is that you can get closer than in the wild.  The […]

In the wild, the bell of the Pacific sea nettle can grow to be more than a yard in diameter.  At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the largest sea nettle is smaller than that. On Today’s Date in the Past: Caught Red-Lipped Skinny Rule #1:  Drink a LOT of Water  

A bird splashes in the water at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Anyone know what kind of bird this is? On Today’s Date in the Past: Brown and Sprinkles Princess on Her Perch