I made my pilgrimage to the elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas on the central coast of beautiful California.
The air nipped the nose. The ocean spray stirred the senses. The animals on the beach thrilled me.
Happy New Year to all!
Nothing like watching elephant seals birthing and cuddling and barking and arching to make you feel alive.
So here’s a little medley of photos to usher in 2011.
And who made all of this possible?
Well, he is mighty proud of his progeny.
That’s it from the rookery!