Images of California condors, whales, dolphins and Big Sur vistas
A collection of 1,036 images from now through 2011

California condor #534 with evidence of recent preening on her nose and in her beak, and with the smoke filtered sun reflected in her eye as she perched on a Big Sur cliff.
California condor #534 with evidence of recent preening on her nose and in her beak, and with the smoke filtered sun reflected in her eye as she perched on a Big Sur cliff. (8/23/2016)
Juvenile California condor #773 "Boreas" emerged out of the fog just long enough for me to get this photo tin Big Sur.
Juvenile California condor #773 "Boreas" emerged out of the fog just long enough for me to get this photo tin Big Sur. (8/18/2016)
A pair of active Pacific white-sided dolphins in Monterey Bay.
A pair of active Pacific white-sided dolphins in Monterey Bay. (8/14/2016)
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
California condor #538 "Miracle" flying high in the skies of Big Sur.
California condor #538 "Miracle" flying high in the skies of Big Sur. (7/19/2016)
A sea otter pup floats by on its mother's stomach in Moss Landing.
A sea otter pup floats by on its mother's stomach in Moss Landing. (8/8/2016)
California condor #470 "Fuego" looking towards the ocean from a smokey Big Sur cliff side perch.
California condor #470 "Fuego" looking towards the ocean from a smokey Big Sur cliff side perch. (8/6/2016)
Photo was taken quite a few miles south of the main Soberanes fire area, but the smoke was hugging the coast for a long way south.
California condor #438 turns in the skies above Big Sur
California condor #438 turns in the skies above Big Sur (and above my head!). (7/7/2016)
A humpback whale surface lunge feeds on krill earlier today in Monterey Bay.
A humpback whale surface lunge feeds on krill earlier today in Monterey Bay. (8/1/2016)
On the left, you can see the plates of baleen that hang down from the roof of the whale's mouth that are used to filter the krill from the water & krill soup that the whale is taking in - and on the right you can see the inside of the lower jaw as the throat pleats expand to allow the whale to capture up to around 500 gallons of this "soup" in a single lunge. And if you look very carefully in the middle, you can see some red in the whale's open eye. Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
California condor #650 "Zenith" is chased through foggy skies by #351.
California condor #650 "Zenith" is chased through foggy skies by #351. (7/25/2016)
I heard this before I saw it. I knew condors were in the area, then I heard that epic sound of the air passing over a condor's wings as it makes super tight turns and then #650 "Zenith" (lower bird) emerged out of the fog being chased by #351 (with #418 not far behind). Within a few seconds they were out of sight again.
California condor #199 "The Great One" circles in the sky above Big Sur as #448 circles above him.
California condor #199 "The Great One" circles in the sky above Big Sur as #448 circles above him. (7/7/2016)
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