Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sea Otter eating a green crab

This sea otter is eating a green-colored crab.  Sea otters learn from their mothers how to eat crabs without getting pinched by first pulling off and eating the legs.  Sea otters must eat up to 25% of their body weight … Continue reading

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Sea Otter Resting in the Elkhorn Slough

This sea otter was photographed from a boat on the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, California.  Sea otters must eat up to a quarter of their weight every day, such that they spend a lot of time resting between meals … Continue reading

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Allen’s Hummingbird Landing Sequence

An Allen’s hummingbird lands on a perch in the UCSC Arboretum in early spring.  Allen’s hummingbirds migrate from southern California and Mexico each spring. Technical details: Canon 7D, Canon 500 + 1.4x (700mm), Gitzo tripod with wimberly

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Allen’s Hummingbird

An Allen’s hummingbird rests atop a plant, surveying the area.  Each spring, in February and early March, Allen’s hummingbirds migrate into our area from southern California and Mexico, where they proceed to compete for territories.  This photograph was taken in … Continue reading

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