Though the majority of these large seals remained unconcerned with the photographer's presence, one single female was on high alert. Once hunted to the brink of extinction, these pelagic deep sea hunters now number over 100,000 in the United States.
Channel Islands, California
Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus
Juvenile speckled black salamanders are very well suited to their environment, looking like just another lichen-covered rock.
Mendocino Co., California
The Anna's Hummingbird is a year-round resident in California and is one of the most frequently encountered of the hummingbird species.
Santa Cruz, California