Sea Otter

A sea otter taking a nap. As otters age, they go blond like this one, which only makes them look cuter

  • Species:
    Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)
  • Date Taken:
    January 14, 2014
  • Location:
    Morro Bay Harbor
  • Camera:
    Canon 7D
  • Lens:
    EF 70-200 F2.8L IS II + 2.0X TC
  • Tags:
    2014 Morro Bay Harbor Trip, 2014 Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, California, Mammal, Morro Bay, Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo County, Sea Otter, United States
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Sea Otter Mom and Pup

A sea otter mom holds on to her (very large) pup. Morro Bay Harbor Trip, Morro Winter Bird Festival, California

To be honest, it looks like she’s holding one of those stuffed otter toys you can buy at the aquarium. Or perhaps an Ewok. But it’s her pup, and it’s quite large, almost as large as she is, so it won’t be long before it goes off on its own. This was one of three otters with pups we saw in the otter raft during the harbor cruise; the otter population in Morro Bay seems to be doing well.

  • Species:
    Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)
  • Date Taken:
    January 14, 2014
  • Location:
    Morro Bay Harbor
  • Camera:
    Canon 7D
  • Lens:
    EF 70-200 F2.8L IS II + 2.0X TC
  • Tags:
    2014 Morro Bay Harbor Trip, 2014 Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, California, Mammal, Morro Bay, Morro Bay Harbor, San Luis Obispo County, Sea Otter, United States
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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Pigeon Point Lighthouse on the San Mateo Coast

  • Date Taken:
    Jun 20, 2010
  • Location:
    Pigeon Point Lighthouse, San Mateo County
  • Camera:
    Canon 7D
  • Lens:
    Tamron 28-300
  • Tags:
    California, HDR, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, San Mateo County, Seascape, United States
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