Magical spirit bear photos by Jennifer MaHarry

Spirit Bear Photo by Jennifer MaHarry

Visit the G2 Gallery in Venice and experience the magic of the Canadian wilderness! Photographer Jennifer MaHarry has done it again, she has managed to take another series of stunning images. And once again I must mention that I’m biased because she is a friend, but that said, these are some seriously amazing photos people.… [read more]

Whale watching wonder – enjoying the experience!

Breaching whale

Yesterday I went whale watching for the first time in ages and couldn’t believe I had let so many months slip by since the last time. There’s just nothing like it, the anticipation of what you might see, the fresh ocean air and the wind on your face all makes for a magical combination. My… [read more]

Hawaii humpback heaven

Humpback whale breaching

I was in Hawaii humpback heaven and it was amazing! One of the best places to access humpback whale heaven is off the island of Maui from the city of Lahaina. This is where you can find tons of whale watching boats to take you out to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary… [read more]

Look at the size of that gray whale penis!

Pink floyd by Carla

On Sunday, January 26, 2014, a lucky group of whale watchers got to witness gray whales mating just off the backside of Catalina Island. This exciting encounter included a great flash of a gray whale’s penis. Suddenly a male’s privates were not so private if you know what I mean. It’s not super common to… [read more]

Final California king tides event for 2013-2014 season

It’s that time of year again for king tides! January 29th – 31st are the last days for California king tides during the 2013-2014 season. The California King Tides Initiative is asking members of the public to take photos of the highest tides of the year to help document and visualize the potential impacts of… [read more]

Walking along the tidepools

Brown sea hare

You never know what you might see walking along the tidepools. On a recent excursion I got lucky and spotted a California brown sea hare (Aplysia californica) in a little pool of water tucked amongst the rocks. My first sighting of one in the wild! I watched it eat for several minutes. It was easy… [read more]

Amazing bird photos by Jennifer MaHarry

MaHarry Owl

This weekend is your last chance to see the Nature LA: Birds of Prey exhibit at the G2 Gallery in Venice. Drop everything you’re doing and go! The photos are truly amazing, but I have to admit I am slightly biased because the photographer, Jennifer MaHarry, is a good friend. In the past, her G2… [read more]

Blue whale watching part 1

Blue whale head

I finally had the chance to go blue whale watching! After seeing tons of blue whale pictures on Facebook, I said enough is enough already, I’ve got to get out there and see blue whales. Then Harbor Breeze Cruises in Long Beach offered a great deal (for a limited time only), 10 bucks to go… [read more]

Pigeons nesting the creative way

Pigeon nest

Recently, as I was standing near the beach I happened to notice a very busy pigeon flying back and forth mining the parking islands for choice mulch twigs and pieces of bark. After observing this for awhile, I realized it was a pigeon pair preparing their “love nest” together. Their single-mindedness was impressive. Even though… [read more]

Overheard at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

BHSO yellow flowers

This weekend my husband and I headed to Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook for a hike. If you live in the Los Angeles area and haven’t heard of this little California State Park right in Culver City off Jefferson Blvd., then you are missing out! Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is basically a really big grassy hill… [read more]