Readers’ wildlife photos

March 24, 2021 • 8:00 am

Do send in your photos, and please make sure they’re good ones, comparable in quality to what usually appears in this space. Thanks!

Today we have photos by reader Joe Dickinson. Joe’s comments are indented, and you can enlarge his photos by clicking on them.

Here are some photos from a recent trip down the central California coast.

We stayed in Cambria, which always means elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) and California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus beecheyi):

We also ventured as far south as Morro Bay, a good place for sea otters.  We did see a few dozen otters, but this time they stayed too far out for me to get a decent photo.  This snowy egret (Egretta thula) was more cooperative, hanging out near the cliff-top boardwalk across from out motel.

For context, this is the rising sun catching a wave (so to speak) viewed from the boardwalk.

Finally, for the physics buffs, the combination of a window screen and a privacy curtain gave some fine interference patterns. 

6 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. For information, this is a Great Egret (yellow beak) rather than a Snowy Egret (black beak). Great photos.

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