I’ve been in love with the Planet Earth and Blue Planet series for what seems like forever, and I’m not kidding when I say I’ve watched all the episodes about a hundred and eleventy times. The stunning images combined with David Attenborough’s sly narration – “He’s had an enjoyable lunch, but now it’s time to find a MATE!” will rivet me to the couch for hours. Really, David Attenborough could do the narration for someone breaking down the transmission on a 1997 Honda Element, and I would sit through the whole thing, completely enrapt.
So in celebration of Blue Planet II being finally released in the U.S. – you lucky Brits got it months ago – I thought I’d revisit some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken of our watery world.
One of my goals this year is to improve my underwater photography, so hopefully by Blue Planet III I’ll have some images taken from beneath the surface.
Until then, I’ll just continue to peer into ocean from the surface.
A napping elephant seal is a happy elephant seal. From the Elephant Seal Overlook off Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) in California, where dozens of these beasties haul themselves out to socialize, tan, and nap.
(Please note that I took this with a zoom lens, and didn’t sneak up on any seals, which is both against the rules and dangerous)
Display outside a shop in Inglewood, California (just outside of LAX). I went there to get my rental car for my PCH trip and wanted to stay there and had to stop for this.
You can tell I’m a professional photographer because my finger is in the picture. Another person would edit that out but I am okay with my finger shame.
Yosemite National Park and the Merced River in full flood
Just back from a two-week road trip up the coast of California, starting in Los Angeles and driving up to Muir Woods, then over to Yosemite, and back to the coast for the Channel Islands. Here’s a first installment of photos, more to come:
Also, you may have noticed my blog format keeps changing; I tried tinkering with it and couldn’t get the old layout back, so I’m trying some new things. Please bear with my ineptitude.
As always you can see some more photos over on my Instagram, which is mercifully blocked from my monkeywrenching.