Category Archives: Marine life

Pelican Day at Sea Ranch

(Click on any image to enlarge) I was out at Del Mar Point here at Sea Ranch a week or so ago and I made a mental note of all the pelicans I had seen that afternoon.   Although I had … Continue reading

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Turbulence

(Click on any image to expand) We had a foggy day here at the Ranch a few days ago, so I decided to head out to one of my favorite spots that Barbara and I call “The Precipice.”   We often … Continue reading

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Couple More Sea Ranch Locals

I’m still engaged in the shop these days but I thought I’d share these two images of frequent fliers along our coast here at Sea Ranch.  The large heron in flight is a Great Blue Heron and we see them … Continue reading

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Cormorants and More!

I’ve been a bit busy in the shop these days so it’s taken me a while to get back to my blog.  Back in the end of May I took an afternoon to scout out some cormorants during their nesting … Continue reading

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Circle of Life

It’s seal pupping season on the north coast so I thought I’d head down to Tide Pool Beach here on Sea Ranch.  There’s a nice spot on the bluff from which to photograph moms and pups without disturbing them too … Continue reading

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Remains of the Day

The day was a mix of sun and clouds when I got to Walk-On Beach here in Sea Ranch. There was very little breeze and so I thought it was a perfect day just to stroll along the beach as … Continue reading

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Isolated Landscapes

In my previous post, “Intimate Spring Landscapes,” I showed how using an ultra-wide angle lens (14mm) can be used to create an up-close and personal view of a subject. The optics of this lens offers the ability to also capture … Continue reading

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In and Out of the Fog

 I love the weather here on the north coast.  Some days it’s clear and crisp and some are foggy and rainy; and sometimes you get all that in a one-hour walk on the beach.  I was checking out the tide … Continue reading

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Low Tide Adventure

Recently we learned that there has been a disease spreading through both east and west coasts called Sea Star Wasting Syndrome.  This disease, the cause of which is unknown, particularly affects the common sea star Pisaster ochraceus and causes lesions which … Continue reading

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Sea Caves of Sea Ranch

Over the last month or two I’ve been exploring some of the sea caves found along Sea Ranch’s rocky bluffs.  Most are accessible only at low tide, so some care needs to be taken in planning your access.  I grew … Continue reading

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How long can you hold your breath? – Life between the Tides

One of my favorite times to head to the beach is during low tide.  The rocky coast here along Sea Ranch boasts some terrific spots for observing tide pools and the broader intertidal zone.  Whenever you’re in the intertidal zone, … Continue reading

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At Water’s Edge – A Wave’s Final Hurrah

I really enjoy hiking along different sections the Bluff Trail in Sea Ranch because the photo opportunities are so varied.  The first four images were taken a little north of Stengel Beach where there are several nice rock outcroppings.  I … Continue reading

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