View my short documentary film: The California Condors of Big Sur

Images of California condors, whales, dolphins and Big Sur vistas
A collection of 1,225 images from now through 2011

A member of Emma's pod of killer whales spy hops on Monterey Bay.
A member of Emma's pod of killer whales spy hops on Monterey Bay. (5/13/2018)
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
California condor #650 "Zenith"
California condor #650 "Zenith" (right) chases #745 in Big Sur. (5/10/2018)
A humpback whale exhales early in the morning in Monterey Bay.
A humpback whale exhales early in the morning in Monterey Bay. (5/6/2018)
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
A grey whale mom and calf surface together off the coast of Big Sur.
A grey whale mom and calf surface together off the coast of Big Sur. (5/2/2018)
A grey whale calf is supported on its mother's back during a killer whale attack in Monterey Bay.
A grey whale calf is supported on its mother's back during a killer whale attack in Monterey Bay. (4/18/2018)
Mothers will do this to allow the calf to breathe (the killer whales are trying to drown the calf) and to keep the killer whales from ramming and biting the calf. This mother eventually lost the battle and the killer whales killed and ate the calf. Markings on the skin of both the mother and calf matched with one of the pairs of grey whales I saw migrating past Big Sur 22 hours earlier. Taken aboard a Fast Raft Ocean Safari.
A gray whale mom exhales and she and her calf make their way through the kelp beds off Big Sur as they head north towards Alaska.
A gray whale mom exhales and she and her calf make their way through the kelp beds off Big Sur as they head north towards Alaska. (4/17/2018)
Highway 1, Big Sur.
Highway 1, Big Sur. (4/10/2018)
Third and likely final photo in a small series of photos.
California condor #204 "Amigo" makes a close pass along the cliffs of Big Sur.
California condor #204 "Amigo" makes a close pass along the cliffs of Big Sur. (3/19/2018)
A very young killer whale calf surfaces among its pod in Monterey Bay.
A very young killer whale calf surfaces among its pod in Monterey Bay. (4/5/2018)
Taken on board the always excellent Blue Ocean Whale Watch cruise.
Lunch!  A lizard eats its lunch in the High Peaks area of Pinnacles National Park.
Lunch! A lizard eats its lunch in the High Peaks area of Pinnacles National Park. (3/29/2018)
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