Monthly Archives: August 2010

Piscivorous Birds

I feel like I am cheating posting another photo of a Brown Pelican, especially that my dedicated Brown Pelican posting was only a month away. But I am a bit overwhelmed, and my anticipated posting on the Klamath River Yoruk tribe commercial fishery will have to wait till next week. To tie the post together, here’s a photo of an osprey looking for fish.

Tsunami Man’s Fate

I’ve been pondering lately the fate of the guy who is trying to escape the tsunami on the ubiquitous tsunami warning signs up and down the Pacific coast. Truth be told, the wave looks more like a sneaker wave than a full-blown tsunami. Still, I find it unsettling to have him be put in such a perilous situation for our benefit. Does he have family? How high is the hill? Will he escape?

Sea nettles

During my move to northern California a few months back, I stopped by the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon. It is one of my favorite public aquariums by far, although I haven’t made it to the Monterey Bay Aquarium yet, and I hear it’s quite nice. It was a January morning with very few visitors, so I had the aquarium mostly to myself.

A large display with Sea nettles captivated me. It was very meditative watching slow-moving jellyfish in a dimly-lit room. For these shots, I post-edited the images, desaturating the deep-blue color of illuminated water, emphasizing shapes and colors of the jellyfish.