Morro Bay Harbor Panorama

A stitched panorama of Morro Bay harbor, taken from Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in Los Osos. In case it wasn’t obvious, it’s a negative low tide. This was shot vertical hand-held, no tripod.

  • Date Taken:
    March 11, 2011
  • Location:
    Sweet Springs Nature Preserve
  • Camera:
    Canon 7D
  • Lens:
    Canon 100-400 F5.6
  • Tags:
    California, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Morro Bay Harbor, Morro Rock, Panorama, San Luis Obispo County, Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, United States
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Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals

Every winter the elephant seals arrive at Piedras Blancas, where the females give birth and nurse their babies. The males build harems of the females because a month after they give birth, they go into heat and it’s mating time. This means the males are going to spend their time fighting with each other, and everyone else tries to stay out of their way. Between the males, it’s usually the case that bigger wins and the smaller ones have to know when to get out of the area.

For more info on the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals and their rookery, check out the Friends of the Elephant Seals web site.

  • Species:
    Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris)
  • Date Taken:
    January 20, 2014
  • Location:
    Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery
  • Camera:
    Canon 7D
  • Lens:
    Canon EF 70-200F2.8L IS II + 2.0x TC
  • Tags:
    California, Elephant Seal (Northern), Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, San Luis Obispo County
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Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals

Every winter the elephant seals arrive at Piedras Blancas, where the females give birth and nurse their babies. The males build harems of the females because a month after they give birth, they go into heat and it’s mating time. This means the males are going to spend their time fighting with each other, and everyone else tries to stay out of their way. Between the males, it’s usually the case that bigger wins and the smaller ones have to know when to get out of the area.

For more info on the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals and their rookery, check out the Friends of the Elephant Seals web site.

  • Species:
    Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris)
  • Date Taken:
    January 28, 2013
  • Location:
    Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery
  • Camera:
    Canon 7D
  • Lens:
    Canon EF 70-200F2.8L IS II + 2.0x TC
  • Tags:
    California, Elephant Seal (Northern), Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, San Luis Obispo County
Posted in Photo of the Day