GREAT WHITE EGRET in a perfect pose. Famosa Slough bird reserve in San Diego, California.
Every year on my birthday I go out on a whale watching boat. This year my trip was delayed by one day, but I had no regrets because everyday out to sea is a joy for me. We saw a pod of 20 Pacific White-Sided dolphins, a pod of 400 common dolphins (with lots of sea lions swimming right along with them), & a humpback whale, which showed us his tail 3 times. i thought the tail looked like a beautiful butterfly! The water in the Mission Bay marina was like a mirror for all the boats, the bait dock was filled with pelicans, egrets, cormorants & sea lions. Life as an artist by-the-sea doesn’t get any better than this. I wept with joy. I carry this beauty in my heart.
The company I go out with is really great as they offer boat trips all year long. The staff is fabulous and they post a report with photos every day of what they’ve seen on their trips. I showed up in the photo on the boat watching the humpback whale! I’m the woman on the right in the turquoise jacket & hat. I was standing on the bow of the boat. http://www.sdwhalewatch.com/