Photographic opportunities on Shearwater Journeys' October 2, 2011 Half Moon Bay departure was extremely high. I hope you will enjoy Abe Borker's images below. Abe was the Grand Prize winner of the photography contest at the Monterey Bay Birding Festival. All images copyright, Abe Borker. Please do not use without permission. Enjoy!
Common Murre on glassy seas in the morning light.
Over 2000 Common Murres were close to shore, feeding on squid.
Buller's Shearwater, possibly the most beautiful of the shearwaters.
Northern Fur Seal with long, blonde whiskers, long digits.
Northern Fur Seal in the "jug handle" position.
One of two Flesh-footed Shearwaters.
Common Tern on a kelp patty.
California Sea Lions near the weather buoy.
Steller's Sea Lion with the California Sea Lions.
California Sea Lions.
One of two Tufted Puffins this day. This bird still retaining some of the face feathers.
Join us on one of our three remaining fall trips!
AKA "Annie Auklet" played by Angelica Huston in the movie, "The Big Year" opening at a theater near you on October 14th.