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One O' Five

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by Bryan Costales external link

A sign in a window on Valencia Street in San Francisco read, "Will Return." It indicated the return time using a clock face. That clock read 1:05. A metal grate protected the glass, and that grate was reflected by the glass.

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Cowboy Boots

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by Bryan Costales external link

A pair of cowboy boots walked away. The boots were colored a powder blue to accent the blue jeans. Each boot had a set of spurs attached.

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Futon Frame Against A Tree

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by Bryan Costales external link

A wooden futon frame was discarded on the street and leaned against a tree that separated parked cars. The mattress springs appeared to be intact and only partly bent. This would have been a great find for someone owning a futon, yet lacking a frame.

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One Clear Footprint

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by Bryan Costales external link

One clear print of a naked foot was preserved on dirt alongside the lake at Baker Bay Campground. Bits of wood surrounding the foot suggest it may have originated at a campsite.

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Third Story Window

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by Bryan Costales external link

A three story building on Grant Avenue in Chinatown had one, top floor window almost totally open. Behind that ajar window clothing hung on hangers. The purpose was to use fresh air from the city of San Francisco to help dry the clothes. Fortunately the morning was warm.

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Cars Exiting

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by Bryan Costales external link

A parking garage on Valencia Street in San Francisco posted a "Warning, Cars Exiting" sign. A buzzer would sound if a car was about to exit the garage. The sign served as a warning to beware that an exiting car might surprise you, so be cautious.

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Macaws

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by Terry Costales

Two Macaws preening one another. A very intimate, gentle moment in a birds' life.

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

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by Terry Costales

Harbor seals are close to the top of the cute list, right up there next to sea otters. We saw close to eighty harbor seals that day, most of them lying on shore watching us watching them.

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Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

This photo shows a sea lion swimming in the late afternoon sunlight beneath the wharf in Santa Cruz. Lovely light on a lovely animal.

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Blue-and-Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna)

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by Terry Costales

A loud, large, parrot looking quite handsome.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

King of the mountain and he knows it.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

A very young sea lion was sleepily curious about his observers.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

A very large male sea lion with a much smaller female.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

A female sea lion tried to appear very demure.

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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

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by Terry Costales

This killdeer tried to lure me away from her nest and eggs fluttering her wings as if injured. Ironically, the only reason I knew her nest was nearby was because of the mother killdeer's behavior. She faked being hurt and then looked back to see if I was buying it.

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Lion (Panthera leo)

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by Terry Costales

The lion demonstrated camouflage.

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Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloropterus)

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by Terry Costales

The Green-winged Macaw goes by many names: Greenwing Macaw, Red and Green Macaw and Green Wing Macaw. They are one of the largest and gentlest of all the Macaws.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

Close up of a male sea lion. According to Wiki, "Zalophus californianus" means "Californian big-head" because a male grows a crest of bone on top of his head that causes a bulging forehead.

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

To our left as we exited the harbor and entered the slough, we saw an old pier covered with sea lions. We slowly motored past them. It was quite satisfying to be at their level and so close to them. I feel like I ended up with a family portrait instead of a wildlife photo.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

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by Terry Costales

Here is a view of a pelican you don't usually see. A head on view of its enormous bill.

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Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

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by Terry Costales

Sea Lions swam in and out of sunlight and shade beneath the wharf in Santa Cruz.

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Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus)

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by Terry Costales

The Spectacled Bear is the only bear that comes from South America. I hope this unique and beautiful endangered bear survives.

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

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by Terry Costales

Two Harbor Seal were of quite different fur colors but all the whiskers were blonde.

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

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by Terry Costales

I know they are wild animals with big teeth and claws but jeez, don't they look cuddly?!

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California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

(218 views)
by Terry Costales

More of the endless variation of facial expressions you can always find in sea lions.

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