Michael Daniel Ho reports from a polar bear adventure

Photo credit: Michael Daniel Ho

Wildlife photographer Michael Daniel Ho just returned from a polar bear adventure in Canada! He generously shared some stellar photos and took time to answer a few questions about his trip. After reading his answers, you will most likely add “seeing polar bears” to your bucket list. Just bring lots of warm layers along, Michael… [read more]

Help track blue-banded California brown pelicans!

California brown pelican

International Bird Rescue is hosting a contest to encourage people to help identify and report blue-band California brown pelicans. Why should you participate? Because you’ll be helping International Bird Rescue (IBR) and California brown pelicans all in the name of science. It’s a triple win! “Since 2009, we’ve been banding brown pelicans that we’ve rehabilitated… [read more]

Orange sky and black birds

Orange sky and black birds

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… [read more]

Sequoia the bald eagle and animal ambassador

Sequoia the bald eagle

This weekend I had the honor of seeing Sequoia the bald eagle again at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium‘s Autumn Sea Fair. Sequoia is an an “animal ambassador” for the San Francisco Zoo and I wrote about her tragic story in a post last year. She was rescued as an eaglet, then released into the wild with… [read more]

Common dolphin rocket

Common dolphin rocket

As I was searching through all my photos looking for a particular bird, I came across this common dolphin. Since this is the photo I took just before my favorite dolphin shot ever, I forgot about it. Then I saw it today and thought, that’s a dolphin rocket! Doesn’t it look like the dolphin is… [read more]

Share if you love dolphins

Today I received a Facebook request from Paul Huxtable (the expert wildlife and dolphin photographer based in Adelaide, South Australia) asking that I post this video on my website. Once I saw the title, I couldn’t not share it, I mean I love dolphins. The video was put together to raise awareness of the dolphin… [read more]

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s hot!

Pelicans, cormorants and sea lions

Summer heat has finally arrived in Los Angeles. I knew we couldn’t escape it, but I have to admit a small part of me was really hoping the heat might just end up somewhere else permanently. And yes, I know we are completely spoiled living in Los Angeles and I shouldn’t complain, but it’s hot!… [read more]

Great footage of Billie the Port River dolphin

During December of last year, I wrote several posts about the Adelaide Port River dolphins featuring amazing photos and information from Paul and Debbie Huxtable, a pair of fabulous wildlife photographers who live in Adelaide, South Australia and post many great photos on their Adelaide Port River dolphins website. This week I received an email… [read more]

Great photo of a fin whale’s asymmetrical jaw coloring

Photo credit: NOAA

This is an aerial shot of a fin whale, the second largest baleen whale and the fastest. It’s a great photo because it shows the asymmetrical coloring of the fin whale’s lower jaw. Take a close look on the left (your left, the whale’s right) and you can see the white coloring all along the… [read more]