Friday, September 5, 2008

California Wildlife

While vacationing in California, I was always on the lookout for wildlife (click on photos to enlarge):

Bird Rock 17 Mile Drive California17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, winds through a lush forest and along a rocky coastline. How wonderful it must be to live here. We stopped at Bird Rock, home to sea lions and ... well, lots and lots of birds.

Squirrel 17 Mile Drive CaliforniaA sign along 17 Mile Drive advises visitors not to feed the animals, but this squirrel looks like he does all right.

Deer Muir Woods CaliforniaIn Muir Woods, a deer ventured close to the trail for a drink. Like a pack of hungry paparazzi, tourists snapped at the bit of fur visible through the leaves.

Sea Lions San Francisco CaliforniaSea lions or seals? I'm not sure, but these guys in San Francisco are a noisy, comic bunch.

California Pacific CoastQuestion: We wondered why is the rock along the coast is white? Is it bird poop? I'm not quite sure what that speck is in the middle of the photo -- a bee, a helicopter, Superman?


NuclearToast said...

A landscape picture with a flying bug, how unintentionally classic is that? Great pictures, Lynn.

And, yes, I'd suspect they are guano-covered islands.

Lynn Sinclair said...

Thanks, NT. If that island is indeed covered in guano then I think it's time for the birds to do a little housecleaning.

jan said...

Love the pictures, all near where I live.

You may have shot an elusive UFO.

Lynn Sinclair said...

You are very lucky indeed, Jan, to live there -- the California coast is beautiful. I finally understand why people are willing to risk earthquakes to live there.

Perhaps the UFO had overshot Roswell.

Raggedy Angst said...

It's not a UFO, it's a Frisbee, or possibly a volleyball. It's California, right? Aliens don't go there because they don't get any attention.

Lynn Sinclair said...

Lol, Raggs, I think you're probably right that aliens avoid California. Or maybe ... maybe all Californians are aliens, and I've captured one of them making a quick trip back to the Mothership.