My mother has been visiting me for a week. Sunday we went whale watching.
Here we have an offshore oil rig in its natural habitat. We did not want to get to close and risk spooking it.
Anacapa Island one of the five islands that make up the Channel Islands National Park. The park itself extends one mile into the water around each of the five islands.
Seabirds, there are examples of California Brown Pelican, Cormorant, and Blue Footed Booby.
The birds in the middle are Blue Footed Booby.
California Brown Pelican.
A whole bunch of sea lions.
Two gray whales. They where about 45 feet long.
The boat we where on.
Me with Giant Coreopsis a plant that is all over the Channel Islands (photo credit: my mother).
Me with a fake elephant seal, they can grow to almost twice the size of this one (photo credit: my mother).