First summer June rain provided the conditions the Great Blue Heron seeks for hunting on an island field on Woodley Island in Humboldt Bay, near Eureka, California.
Out in the open, this young American Bittern fishes the shallows. Our unsuspecting bottom fish mistakenly felt the cover of sea grasses would effectively camouflage it from predators. Clearly that was not the case today. Our shore fishing Bittern found its morning meal.
A spring storm is bringing needed rain to the north coast region of California. The weather conditions create a unique opportunity to capture the home, island, dock, and fishing boat in this photograph. For folks living on Gunther Island in Humboldt Bay, the only transportation to and from home is by boat.
Late spring storm front begins to pummel the North Coast of California just before the opening days of Salmon Season. The Memorial to Lost Fishermen stands in the rain reminding us of those who labored on the seas catching the north coast bounty including salmon, crab, rock fish and other commercially important seafood.
Handsome and fully mature, these two Sea Scoter drakes display their rich colorful bills. It’s not often we see such a vivid and well defined coloration on these coastal waterfowl.
This photo series is an account of the feeding process of a Loon that has removed the legs and claws of a dungeness crab prior to taking it to the water surface for eating (swallowing).