Last Thursday, I finally went whale watching again! It felt like ages since my last trip. Unfortunately, the whales didn’t show, but that’s to be expected since it’s not really whale watching season in Southern California at the moment.
A pod of common dolphins did grace us with their presence and approached the boat for some bowriding, which is always fun to watch. They also had a blast riding the waves and there were a few great leaps. It was a really rocky trip thanks to the wind, which made taking photos really tough. So I didn’t end up with any good dolphin shots, not for lack of trying I should add.
However, as the boat headed back to Dana Point, the sunset was spectacular! It turned the whole sky golden orange and made a brilliant backdrop for the birds sitting on the breakwall. In the photo above, I managed to capture cormorants (and one gull flying) silhouetted against orange. This seemed like the perfect photo for Halloween; black birds offset by an orange sky. Have a safe and fun Halloween everyone!