On Friday I was invited to join the Henderson family for a trip to Elkhorn Slough. I never tier of the wildlife that is all around us, and with in a few hour drive so much can be experienced. The Elkhorn Slough is chalked full of Otters, Harbor Seals, and Birds, a photographer’s paradise. Here’s a few new additions to my Elkhorn collection.
After a morning on the Slough we decided to do a spontaneous whale watching trip out of Monterey Bay. I’ve never been whale watching so I was all in! I only had the 600mm with me since I thought the slough was the only location for the day, But what the heck “You can never have a lens too long” was going through my mind.
I couldn’t have been more wrong… As we left the Harbor and started our journey there were some breech’s far away and the 600 wasn’t long enough, but the captain soon maneuvered us in a position where we were surrounded by a feeding frenzy of Sea Lions and Humpbacks. This went on for the entire two and a half hour tour. They were so close we could smell their breath, and hear the sound of their mouth closing full of Anchovies. At some point I moved my eye from the viewfinder to the nature’s symphony that was in from of us and just took it in. Below are some misses, near misses and some great memories.