Elkhorn Slough Wildlife

The Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, CA is a prime location for wildlife viewing and photography. Sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, and many different species of birds all live in the Elkhorn Slough.

Sea Otter Sleeping

Harbor Seal

This harbor seal was just resting.  I loved the different shades of blue in the water.

Nesting Pair of Brandt's Cormorants

Brandt’s Cormorants only live along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.  They can be distinguished from other types of cormorants by their pale buffy feathers along the throat pouch.  Breeding adults also acquire fine, white plume feathers on their heads (as can be seen in the photo above).

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