Great Egret leaps up and forward while demonstrating the force to lift with its powerful wings.
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Passing through Prairie Creek State Park (Newton Drury Parkway) on Old US 101 through the heart of old growth redwood forests, visitors can witness and photograph some of Northern California’s largest land mammals. Roosevelt Elk in this spring bachelor herd are growing their antlers at a very rapid pace. Our featured bull shows the thinning winter coat dropping its silvery under fur as well as the amazing grain detail embedded in the velvet covering his growing antlers.
Feeding along the prairie’s edge along the Old Growth Redwood treeline.
Deep in the prairie grass.
Breeding Pair of Mallards pond-side at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, California.
A nesting pair of Osprey take turns flying to and from their nest. As one goes to catch fish, the other keeps guard to ensure ravens do not agitate their young. Soaring near the nest and dropping slowly into “basket” reveals wonderful physical and color details of our dominating raptor in flight.
Saturday afternoon first flowers bursting with vibrant color. Take a minute to look around and appreciate the surrounding beauty.
Soon after sunrise this family of Canadian Geese was busy with swimming lessons for the three youngsters in the middle. Mom and pop stayed front and back of the line.
Trinidad may be one of the smallest cities in California however, visitors – don’t be fooled. This is a great place to visit when driving along US Highway 101 during the spring and summer months. Memorial Lighthouse is in the foreground; in the distance we see Trinidad Harbor, fishing boats, Trinidad Head, and a glimpse of the pier. Trinidad has been one of the best locations to sport fish for Ocean King and Silver Salmon for years!