10 December 2013

Last Stop Lodi

I went to Lodi to see the Greater Sandhill Cranes at their winter habitat. They were shy and difficult to approach, both from car and on foot. So I'm happy with what I got, considering it was just a one night stop. The first shot is from the wetlands at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve where they gather to spend the night. The next morning I was up before sunrise and saw them leave in one direction, so I followed and got some more shots while they were still hungry for breakfast.

This was the last stop on my trip.

08 December 2013

07 December 2013

06 December 2013

Some flyers

Observed at Ragged Point, still along the Pacific Coast on HWY 1.

04 December 2013

Elephant Seals

From the Elephant Seal Rookery at San Simeon, CA.

02 December 2013