Please enjoy the images below by Beth Hamel which she shot on the August 10, 2012 Monterey Bay pelagic trip with Shearwater Journeys. All images, copyright, Beth Hamel, all rights reserved. Please do not use without permission. To view more stunning images by Beth, please check, here.
One of more than 20 BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSSES at the stern at one time.
ASHY STORM-PETRELS, above and below, flew only a few feet off the stern.
PARASITIC JAEGER, below. We had a "GRAND SLAM," seeing all three jaeger species.
Father COMMON MURRE (left) with his chick (right). The dads care for the chicks at sea for several weeks, forming "nursery schools," and vocalizing back and forth to each other.
The very first of the fall season, NORTHERN FULMAR, below.
The beautiful PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER, below.
RHINOCEROS AUKLET, below.
The RHINOCEROS AUKLET is really a "puffin."
A juvenile SABINE'S GULL, first of the fall season.
One of several SURFBIRDS along the Coast Guard Jetty.
Even when the sea is rough and the wind is high, seabirds still want to come by to check out Debi's boat, and we all had a fantastic adventure!"
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