Here's hoping you will enjoy Sophie Webb's images from the October 28, 2012 Half Moon Bay Shearwater Journeys's pelagic trip. All images, copyright, artist, award winning writer of children's books and naturalist, Sophie Webb. Please do not use without permission.
MARBLED MURRELET, in the early morning fog, above.
The fog quickly lifted, revealing PINK-FOOTED above, and BULLER'S SHEARWATER, below.
More soaring PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATERS, below.
Very confiding BULLER'S SHEARWATERS, sitting on the water, below.
A SOUTH POLAR SKUA, below, sitting amongst the shearwaters.
The BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER show was pretty awesome.
BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER, below.
Adult BROWN PELICAN. Many young pelicans starved to death this fall.
HEERMANN'S GULL, below.
Part of the large flock of BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATERS, below. Shoreline in the background.
Great photographic opportunity of a seabird not often found in Northern California.
It was hard to not be entranced with the BLACK-VENTS, above and below.
Adult BROWN PELICAN, below.
Surprisingly, not very many COMMON MURRES were observed.
ELEGANT TERNS on the jetty in the harbor.
Hope to see you on our last fall trip, NOVEMBER 20th from HALF MOON BAY!