Sunday, 23 October 2011

USA Trip Part Twelve: Life at Sea

Here are a few images of wildlife that we predominantly found around the coast or out at sea...

Pelagic Cormorant

Ring Billed Gull

Brandt's Cormorant - breeds on Alcatraz!

Heermann's Gull - probably the most numerous Gull we saw

California Sea Lion at the famour Pier 39, San Francisco

The next few images are from a Whale Watching trip from Monteray where we saw just the fin of an Orca and that was it! Ah well! Some good birds seen but not photographed inc Pomarine Jaeger, Black Footed Albatross, Sooty and Pink Footed Shearwater...

Rhinocerous Auklet

Common Murre

Risso's Dolphin

Mola Mola (Sun Fish)

Heermann's Gull (different plumage)

Harbour Seal

Elephant Seal, unfortunately we were a bit early in the year to see the big males which hadn't arrived yet but some juveniles were beginning to test their strength out, amazing animals!

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