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Young Christmas Tree

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by Bryan Costales external link

A young Christmas tree was raised among green bushes that surrounded a grass meadow. Partly hidden, there the tree could grow safely.

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On Back

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by Bryan Costales external link

A large bold tattoo covered a good portion of a woman's back and shoulder. The tattoo was partly obscured by a backpack worn over one shoulder.

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Red Bench

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by Bryan Costales external link

A red bench faced away from a wide field of mostly dry grass. The bench faced north at a relaxing view, yet stood empty and unappreciated.

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Ribs

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by Bryan Costales external link

Someone had consumed a paper plate of ribs for lunch and discarded the remains in a trash can. Recyclables, compostables, and rubbish were commingled in the trash can.

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Close Face

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by Bryan Costales external link

A close photograph of the face of the dog name Oso. This dog was small but energetic and enjoyed life in a tract home in Bay Point, California.

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Snow Goose

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by Bryan Costales external link

A statue of a goose decorated the side front yard under pruned rose bushes. The night before a light snow settled on the neighborhood and reminded everyone of Christmas past.

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Raft of Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)

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by Terry Costales

For an unforgettable wildlife experience, I highly recommend the Elkhorn Slough Safari in Moss Landing. We saw over one hundred sea otters, almost eighty harbor seals and dozens of sea lions very up close and personal. This photo shows a raft of about eighty sea otters. Raft is the official label for a bunch of otters hanging out together, looking like a raft. In addition to sea mammals, I also photographed sixteen species of birds. The trip was two hours of wildlife bliss. There were a few . . .

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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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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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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)

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by Terry Costales

A large group of pelicans were perched on the fish processing equipment.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

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by Terry Costales

A flock of pelicans flying in typical formation with Anacapa island in the background.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)

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by Terry Costales

These two pelicans were one pair of dozens loitering around the marina, all waiting for a fishy opportunity. The one on the left was an immature bird which had not grown into its adult plumage.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis )

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by Terry Costales

The fisherman hadn't noticed that a pelican had just landed next to him on the pier.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)

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by Terry Costales

Pelican posed aboard an old fishing boat.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

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by Terry Costales

It was beautiful day in Santa Cruz and I had been photographing the sea lions when this pelican landed a few feet away on the pier railing. If there was ever a compelling visual argument for birds being the modern descendants of dinosaurs, it's the pelican. I could easily imagine them flying just out of reach above the snapping jaws of some aquatic sea monster.

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Cormorant

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by Terry Costales

This bird is resting on an urn placed next to a reflecting pool inside the Stuttgart Zoo. It isn't caged and flew in on its own. I witnessed many herons, storks and cormorants fly into various enclosures to take advantage of the plentiful food supply.

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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis )

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by Terry Costales

This is a close-up of the same Pelican I posted yesterday,

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Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)

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by Terry Costales

Here is an older otter, recognized by the light colored fur on its face. It is grooming itself after eating. Otters must have one of the cutest faces in the animal kingdom

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

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by Terry Costales

This group shot of harbor seals illustrates their cuteness and wide variations in colors.

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American White Pelican

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by Terry Costales

There was this one lone white pelican at the nature center that day. It was probably an injured bird being nursed back to health, or it just knew a good hand-out when it saw one.

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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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Lion (Panthera leo)

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by Terry Costales

The King of the Jungle appeared regal that day.

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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

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by Terry Costales

I love the pattern of this seal's fur, but I would never entertain the idea of taking it away from her to use for myself.

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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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