While visiting the Pacific coast, it’s always fun to spend time looking in all the little tidepools and crevasses in the rocks. The seashore is always so full of life. This little Striped Shore Crab isn’t much bigger than the diameter of a quarter. It was comfortably hiding in a rock crack, but it would slowly come out and curiously pinch at my finger tip if I slowly presented it.
I took this photograph off the coast of the Monterey peninsula. Three humpback whales just surfaced and are sinking back into the water after lunge feeding. In this case, the whales would come up as a group directly under a school of sardines. Each of the whales would take a large gulp of sardine filled water at the surface and then slowly squeeze the water through their baleen as they sank back into the water. At the time, there were also a lot of sea lions feeding in the area. When the whales where about the come up, the sea lions would scatter in all directions to avoid the surfacing whales.
Our 2021 Weekly Photo Calendar using my photography and edited by Yvonne is available through lulu.com. This is our 14th year making these calendars. We always try to keep the price low, so they are basically at cost. Be sure to check out the main lulu.com website as they often offer discount codes during the holidays.