Images of California condors, whales, dolphins and Big Sur vistas

California condor #606, a juvenile male from the Pinnacles flock, spends some time at the beach in Big Sur, CA.
California condor #606, a juvenile male from the Pinnacles flock, spends some time at the beach in Big Sur, CA. (10/18/2014)
A lunge feeding humpback whale shows off its Corpus Cavernosum Maxillaris and its baleen.
A lunge feeding humpback whale shows off its Corpus Cavernosum Maxillaris and its baleen. (10/11/2014)
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
Sunlight illuminates the misty salt spray as a heavy swell rolls into Garrapata State Park in Big Sur, CA.
Sunlight illuminates the misty salt spray as a heavy swell rolls into Garrapata State Park in Big Sur, CA. (10/12/2014)
California condor #534 checking to see who might be flying high over her as she perches on a Big Sur, CA cliff.
California condor #534 checking to see who might be flying high over her as she perches on a Big Sur, CA cliff. (10/12/2014)
Look carefully and you can see her nictitating membrane (third eyelid) partially covering her eye (she's mid blink) and also you can see the serrations on the edge of her tongue that help to stop food slipping back out of her mouth when she eats.
three humpback whales lunge feeding and scattering anchovies left, right and center
three humpback whales lunge feeding and scattering anchovies left, right and center (much to the delight of the birds) in Monterey Bay, CA (10/11/2014)
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
Cool clouds reflecting off a mirror like ocean in Big Sur, CA.
Cool clouds reflecting off a mirror like ocean in Big Sur, CA. (10/4/2014)
A sea lion inadvertently gives this image a nice sense of scale as it watches humpback whales with bulging throat pleats lunge feed in Monterey Bay.
A sea lion inadvertently gives this image a nice sense of scale as it watches humpback whales with bulging throat pleats lunge feed in Monterey Bay. (10/4/2014)
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
Not sure if this humpback was lunging or spy hopping given that its ventral pleats are barely expanded, but I did capture this frame where its eye is open.
Not sure if this humpback was lunging or spy hopping given that its ventral pleats are barely expanded, but I did capture this frame where its eye is open.
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
One of the possible reasons that whales breach is "because they can". I like to think that's what was going on with this humpback as it flung itself out of the water, spun around in the air and slapped back down into Monterey Bay, CA.
One of the possible reasons that whales breach is "because they can". I like to think that's what was going on with this humpback as it flung itself out of the water, spun around in the air and slapped back down into Monterey Bay, CA. (10/4/2014)
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
Three lunge feeding humpback whales getting their fill of anchovies during the "golden hour" on Monterey Bay.
Three lunge feeding humpback whales getting their fill of anchovies during the "golden hour" on Monterey Bay. (10/4/2014)
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
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